Rapper DMX has been forced to pay out $1.5 million to the mother of his child, after he failed to turn up to a Maryland court on Friday to defend himself against allegations of defamation. The MC, real name Earl Simmons, was sued by Monique Wayne for defamation of character in 2006 after the star claimed he was raped by the woman during a hotel stay in Baltimore in 2003.
He told the magazine Sister 2 Sister, “She raped me. DNA says it is (my child). I don’t know. If I did (have sex with her), I would remember. It ain’t like she’s a pretty girl.” Wayne responded to the comments by filing a $6 million lawsuit against Simmons in Prince George’s County Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro, Md., in October 2006. Judge Thomas Smith ruled in Wayne’s favor on Friday when Simmons skipped the scheduled court hearing, ordering the rapper to pay her $518,400 in compensation, plus a further $1 million in punitive penalties, reports the New York Post.
Following the ruling, Wayne told the newspaper, “It’s not so much the price, it’s the point I wanted to get across. Let him think about what he’s going to say before he says it.”
Does he even have $1,500,000 ???