Woman Who Was Beat With A Belt At 50 Cent’s Mansion Drops Lawsuit
by Mike Winslow
Vasti Ortiz claimed she had been invited to the “In Da Club” hitmaker’s mansion in August, 2009, but while there, one of his employees, Dwayne McKenzie, allegedly made “awkward sexual requests” for oral sex.
She denied and tried to leave, but was reportedly attacked by another woman, named as Michelle Krzykowski, while McKenzie pinned her down.
50 Cent was not at home at the time of the altercation.
Ortiz managed to flee the property and seek medical treatment for a gash on her head, and filed a police report about the incident, which resulted in McKenzie and Krzykowski both being convicted of misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
They avoided jail time, but in 2011, Ortiz filed suit against 50 Cent and officials at his G-Unit Films and Television company, claiming they had failed to sufficiently carry out a “proper investigation into Dwayne McKenzie’s background before allowing him to act as an agent and employee of the defendant, G-Unit, at the mansion”.
The case remained open over the years, but on Wednesday (May 24), Ortiz withdrew the suit without any explanation.
According to The Associated Press, there is no evidence to suggest the two parties had reached a settlement or agreed to a financial payout.
Ortiz had originally been seeking an undisclosed amount for medical bills and damages.