Da Brat Ordered To Pay $3.7 Million To Former Falcons Cheerleader For 2007 Bottle Attack


Via TMZ:


Da Brat is gonna pay twice for violently bottling a former NFL cheerleader inside a 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 jury found Da Brat — real name Shawntae Harris – responsible for causing Stevens’ permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain.





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.






“Our client was physically attacked by Da Brat and has suffered significant head injuries, permanent disfigurement as well as mental distress,” Gary said.


Da Brat, born Shawntae Harris, allegedly struck Stevens with a 1.7 liter bottle of rum during a shoving match in the club in the early hours of November 1.


According to Gary, Stevens has suffered permanent injuries to her face, as well as possible neurological damage.


Additionally, she will miss upcoming games as cheerleader for the Falcons, as well as a scheduled role on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne sitcom.



Da Brat was charged with aggravated assault. She was released on $50,000 bond as a result of the incident.




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