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Da Brat

Bludgeoned with $6.4 Million Verdict

After Bottling Cheerleader [UPDATED]

2/27/2014 12:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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-- The jury wasn't finished. They just awarded the victim another $2.7 MILLION as added punishment for Da Brat's violent bottle assault.

As we reported, the jury has already awarded ex-NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens $3.7 million to cover her injuries and past/future loss of earnings. Da Brat now owes Stevens a grand total of $6.4 MILLION.
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Da Brat
is gonna pay twice for violently bottling a former NFL cheerleader inside an ATL nightclub back in 2007 -- after serving more than 3 years in prison for the crime ... the rapper now has to pay the victim $3.7 MILLION.

Shayla Stevens -- who used to cheer for the Atlanta Falcons -- sued Da Brat in 2009, while the rapper was serving her prison sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.

The civil trial hit a stumbling block Wednesday when a juror in the case admitted he wasn't a U.S. citizen -- but the new jury quickly reached a verdict today.

The jury found Da Brat -- real name Shawntae Harris -- responsible for causing Stevens' permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain.

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46.

Jimmy     

bet you MARIAH CAREY ends up paying the bill!

151 days ago
47.

KicksandGiggles    

WTH cheerleader is going to earn future millions? I think this is excessive punishment. Damn, she served prison time, plus MILLIONS to boot. These kind of jury awards the reason folks are so sue happy.

151 days ago
48.

ASH    

DA WHO?

151 days ago
49.

DW1982    

Facially scarring someone with broken glass? What a vicious person. Three years wasn't enough.

151 days ago
50.

donald keith    

da brat went da broke lol

151 days ago
51.

DownSouth    

Fkn bitch. Can't stand wannabe badass fks.

151 days ago
52.

notalawyer    

She finally made it ti the TMZ Sports Page for NO APPARENT REASON...

151 days ago
53.

Janielle37    

She has NO money

151 days ago
54.

Anesha Burgess    

Let this be a lesson learned to all ghetto fighting females, one night of acting thuggish can have years of impact. Even after her prison sentence, she'll be paying for her stupidity for the rest of her life.

151 days ago
55.

Tessiemae    

She doesn't have that kind of money. I guess that can always seize her car and house

151 days ago
56.

James420    

She looks like she's taken some bottles to the face too. Da ugly brat

151 days ago
57.

luckymonie45    

Da brat is and will always be relevant as a major playette as a female rap artist, so please stop hating. When you mention female rap artist, to disrespect da brat is pretty low, seeing all she has brought to the game, and the doors she has opened for other female mc-s.(be honest) she served her time in the slammer, and she may appeal, and.come up with a more REASONABLE settlement to pay the lady. But in the mean time let heaven hug da brat, and that cheerleader lady, and everybody well just MOVE ON..so let thw cheerleader lady now FORGIVE..peace and goodbye.

151 days ago
58.

Vote2012    

Violently bottling a cheerleader?

151 days ago
59.

GaAttorney    

First off - congratulations to Plaintiff's attorney Eric Hertz on an amazing verdict for his client.

Second - anyone defending Da Brat is ignorant about what happened.

Third - she can file bankruptcy, but it doesn't get rid of debts from intentional acts. That debt is not dischargeable.

151 days ago
60.

KaliaaMariee    

How is she going to pay that girl all that money? Do she even have that type of money?

151 days ago
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