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Jury Finds Plies Civilly Liable For 2006 Shooting


(AllHipHop News)A jury has found Florida rapper Plies and his brother Ronell Levatte civilly liable for a 2006 shooting inside of a nightclub that left seven people injured.

The rapper has been ordered to pay $200,000 to a group of men who were injured during the shooting, which occurred in July of 2006 in a Gainesville, Florida nightclub.

Plies’ brother, also known as “Big Gates” and members of his entourage open fired during a dispute with the promoter over Plies’ allotted time to perform.

His brother served three years in prison for the shooting.

Plies, born Algernod Lanier Washington, was charged with misdemeanor possession of a concealed weapon and received probation for the incident.

The victims accused Plies of using the incident to bolster his credibility, and ultimately his career, which the jury agreed with, after seven days of testimony.

According to Plies’ lawyer, the case was almost settled of court, for four times the $200,000 in damages.

Jury: PLIES Civilly Liable For Nightclub Shooting.

  • YOU KNOW THAT IS REAL FOUL, HOW THE HELL HE GOT TO PAY 200K WHEN HE WAS NOT EVEN THE ONE DOING THE SHOOTING? THAT IS JUST PLAIN CRAZY AS HELL!

    • therealest1

      You know how it is, it always falls on the person with the biggest name in the group if he or she was present at the time of the incident.

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  • SamuelLJacckson

    “open fired during a dispute with the promoter over flies is a lot of time to perform.”…Huh??

    “the case was almost settled of court, for four times the $200,000 in damages.”…Come Again??….

    Damn, that’s Crazy RIGHT THURRR.

  • EL_BARK

    Okay i am not the one to crack on a niggah grammar,
    Or lack of proofreading.

    But damn do yall hire anybody to write 4 yall. What the fuk…….

    Also. How the hell you sue/ somebody for using an incident to gain street cred????

    Yo his brother shot me, and piles us it to his advantage,
    To prove he gangster?????

    Dont listen to his music, guess he rapped about it. Idk

    Thats crazy though, niggah sue 4 anything, and the jury buying it.
    Is even crazier.

  • RevrendIke3x

    AHH got struck by the dreaded auto-correct. I think that’s supposed to read “Plies’ allotted time to perform”. See how easy that was, AHH.

    But who couldn’t see this being nothing but a loss for Plies. It’s folks getting paid big bucks for getting hit with soccer balls, fireworks, and speakers. All the jury had to hear was gunshots and it was a wrap.

  • If Plies crew, did the shooting , over Plies stage time….then Plies is liable.

    Imagine if a cop did something wrong, like mistake a wallet for a gun & shoot a blackman 40+ times….the city will get sued, because he was acting on behalf of the city.

    Same logic with “Flies”. lol

    Same with an entourage…..if they on the payroll.

    Thugs in Hip Hop?

    How else are non rapping , non dj’ing , non dancing , etc., dudes in “Flies” camp gonna earn stripes?

  • LouisianaHotBoy

    They probably heard that song “100 Years” from The Real Testament album and said dis nicca and everybody affiliated with him guilty!

  • SamuelLJacckson

    Hey CameronEvangeline, how do you know how much your friend’s step-sister makes?…And how would you know how much your Buddy’s mother makes?…Damn, that’s Crazy RIGHT THURRR.

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    His momma might as well named him Gargamel