Rick Ross, through his legal counsel, has fired back at 50 Cent over a recent lawsuit that attempts to shift blame over a sex tape.
The 2010 Lestonia Leviston, 36, of Florida sued 50 Cent in Manhattan court for posting and promoting a sex tape with herself and her former boyfriend Maurice Murray in 2009.
Ross lawyer Xavier Donaldson fired back on behalf of the rapper.
“The recent lawsuit filed by Curtis Jackson against Mr. William Roberts is clearly another attempt to draw attention to his descending entertainment career and one of several desperate, last minute attempts he's made to avoid and deflect legal and financial responsibility for his own actions related to the pending New York City civil trial in which he’s a defendant,” said Donaldson.
50 Cent was successful in having the Leviston suit dismissed by filing for bankruptcy for his SMS promotions, which is reportedly in 500k in debt. He was supposed to appear in court Tuesday to answer to the sex tape case.
Donaldson took exception to the new direction the case has taken. 50 Cent now charges that he obtained the video from Rozay and that he was merely reposting what was already in existence.
Donaldson: “The New York City lawsuit was filed against Curtis Jackson five years ago. Mr. Roberts was neither named as a defendant nor legally joined by Mr. Jackson in that suit. If and/or when Mr. Jackson properly serves Mr. Roberts, we will aggressively address and defend against these frivolous and futile claims.”
50 Cent has not responded to this new twist in the case.