A Baltimore woman won a $1.5 million dollar default judgment against rap star DMX, who failed to show up in court and defend himself against a defamation of character lawsuit yesterday (January 11).
Monique Wayne sued DMX, born Earl Simmons, who told Sister2Sister magazine that he was raped by Wayne as he slept during a 2003 stay in a hotel room in Baltimore.
“She raped me,” DMX claimed. “DNA says it is (my child). I dont know. If I did (have sex with her) I would remember. It aint like shes a pretty girl.”
In October of 2006, Wayne, 28, defended herself from the allegations by filing a lawsuit in Prince Georges County Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, seeking $6 million in damages.
Waynes mother, sister and a psychologist testified on her behalf yesterday, claiming that DMXs allegations were false and slanderous.
DMX must pay $ 1 million dollars in punitive damages and $518,000 in compensatory damages.
Representatives for DMX were not available as of press time.