Nearly two weeks
after being sentenced for perjury, Lil Kim filed a lawsuit in Manhattan’s U.S.
District Court Monday (July 18) against Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil Cease for
intending to release a tell-all DVD about the trial and was granted an injunction
blocking her former partner from releasing the DVD.
Seeking $6 million
in damages, Kim, born Kimberly Jones, accused Cease of illicitly using her name
and likeness to endorse the upcoming DVD, "The Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Part II: Reloaded."
Cease, whose real
name is James Lloyd, served as a trial witness during Kim’s perjury case, helping
to corroborate her false statements about her association with two men involved
in a 2001 shootout outside New York radio station Hot 97.
Federal Judge Jed
S. Rakoff granted the injunction as part of the lawsuit that was filed by Kim’s
lawyers at The McMillan Firm.
“We are legally
and ethically required to defend Ms. Jones,” stated L. Londell McMillan,
Chairman of The McMillan Firm. “This action is to protect her property
rights and brands against unauthorized use. We expect other similar actions
The Brooklyn rapper
also said that Cease has publicly detailed the contents of the DVD, which is
expected to include testimony from him and other Junior M.A.F.I.A. members concerning
Last month Cease
told AllHipHop.com, "We’re giving it to y’all real raw, real uncensored….I
went and got all the evidence, all the paperwork to show what really happened."
to Kim, the upcoming DVD and its preceding edition should be classified as unauthorized
Also listed as
a defendant in Kim’s lawsuit is Ground Zero Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based
company that produced the DVD.
On July 6, Kim
was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for lying to a grand jury. She is
required to surrender to authorities on September 19.