50 Cent Hit With Lawsuit Over 2004 Incident In Massachusetts

50 Cent has been

hit with a lawsuit stemming from an incident in Springfield, Massachusetts, after

the rapper had been sprayed with water during a performance in May of 2004.The

lawsuit, which was filed in Hampden County Court, alleges that 50 Cent injured

two females when he hopped off the stage and into the crowd, seeking an unknown

individual who dosed him with water while he was performing at the Hippodrome

in Springfield.The

rapper was pushed back on stage by security and two police officers, where he

continued his performance. Two people were later arrested and charged with disturbing

the peace. The

women claimed the rapper assaulted them during the incident and the rapper was

hit with assault and battery charges filed by Donna DeJesus, 25, and Taneka Nesbitt,

27.DeJesus

said that 50 Cent punched her in the face during the melee, while Nesbitt claimed

the rapper pushed her down, causing her to undergo knee surgery. In

May of 2005, 50 Cent entered into an agreement to avoid jail time stemming from

the incident. The rapper was sentenced to probation, random drug testing for two

years and a mandatory anger management program. Additionally,

the rapper was sentenced to make an anti-violence public service announcement.

The

women are seeking an undisclosed amount.

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