Pras Settles $30 Million Lawsuit Against The New York Post
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Peas Michele has reportedly settled his $30 million defamation lawsuit with editors at the New York Post.
The “Ghetto Superstar (That Is What You Are)” hitmaker sued bosses at the newspaper after an article titled "Ex-Fugee rapper bailed on his own 9/11 benefit concert," appeared online in 2014.
The story suggested Michel failed to show up for for the Fashion for Charity Manhattan event in September, 2014, which was held to raise funds for his Hope for Them foundation in Haiti, because he was suffering from a bout of influenza.
The article went on to allege that Michel's charity partners had yet to pay venue bosses at Stage 48 for the club hire after their initial check bounced.
However, the former Fugees Hip-Hop star blasted the publication for running the piece, insisting it was full of inaccurate information.
In legal papers filed in 2014 in Broward County Court in Florida, Michel claimed he never promised to perform at the event and "never owned nor been an owner, director or officer of the Foundation.”
Michel demanded a formal apology and retraction, in addition to damages, but last year a judge dismissed the case, reportedly ruling the article was not defamatory.
Pras filed an appeal and a judge ruled in his favor.
The lawsuit was subsequently moved back to the original court.
On September 30th, the parties jointly agreed to drop the claims and lawsuit.
They also agreed to pay each other's legal fees. The confidential settlement has been approved by the judge.