50 Cent's old sex tape scandal continues to haunt him, as the entertainer recently sued his former lawyers who handled the case for $32 million. According to The Wrap, 50 (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) filed his claim in U.S. bankruptcy court in Connecticut on Jan. 27. He alleged “numerous misdeeds by law firm Reed Smith and attorney Peter Raymond were factors in his loss in Leviston’s claim against him.”
The Leviston he's referring to his ex-girlfriend and Rick Ross' baby mother Lastonia, who claimed Jackson first leaked the sex tape in 2009. The clip (which the rapper edited himself) showed Leviston with her unidentified partner that featured his added narration. It was all part of a diss video targeted toward rival Ross.
50 lost the bid to dismiss the lawsuit in 2014 and was later sued for $7 million in damages for uploading the sex tape to his ThisIs50 website. Soon after, he filed for bankruptcy to "reorganize his financial affairs, as he addresses various professional liabilities and takes steps to position the future of his various business interests."
He addresses law firm Reed Smith and attorney Peter Raymond in a complaint, stating:
“Reed Smith and Raymond did not follow established legal standards in representing Jackson in the Leviston Case by failing to provide effective representation and conduct proper pre-trial and trial preparation prior to the Leviston trial. In addition, their lack of effective representation and inadequate pre-trial preparation and preparation for trial caused Jackson to retain new counsel on the eve of trial.”
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