Lil’ Kim Files Lawsuit Against Lil’ Cease, Wins Injunction Over DVD

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

will follow.”

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

the trial.

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."

But according

to Kim, the upcoming DVD and its preceding edition should be classified as unauthorized

false advertising.

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.

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