Lil’ Kim notched a victory in court yesterday (May 15), when a judge awarded her $500,000 dollars over an unauthorized DVD released by former cohort Lil’ Cease.
Lil’ Kim filed the $6 million dollar lawsuit against Lil’ Cease in July of 2005, claiming the former Junior M.A.F.I.A. member illegally used her name and likeness to promote his DVD The Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A. Part II: Reloaded.
According to The New York Post, Manhattan Federal judge Jed Rakoff sided with Lil’ Kim and ruled that Lil’ Cease and his company Ground Zero entertainment infringed upon Lil’ Kims rights.
In July of 2005 Lil’ Kim won a temporary restraining order against the entire Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Ground Zero Entertainment to halt sales of the DVD.
Representatives for Lil’ Cease were not available for comment as of press time.