50 Cent and the Shade Room reached a settlement.
The case is over the blog’s connection to the rapper’s lawsuit against a Miami spa doctor over alleged false penis enlargement claims.
Complex points out the settlement with TSR “does not have any immediate impact on other defendants named in the case.”
Details of the settlement are unclear. A few weeks ago, court documents obtained by All Hip Hop say 50 Cent wanted an apology and money from TSR “for exacerbating the penile implant saga.”
Last year, 50 filed a lawsuit against a Miami surgeon, Angela Kogan, and her medical spa company. 50 claims Angela took a picture with him to falsely imply he got a penis enhancement surgery. TSR blog posted the story to their 27.7 million followers. Angela is trying to blame TSR in the lawsuit. Her defense says,
“The Shade Room is the publisher of the Article, and Plaintiff has improperly applied the actions of The Shade Room to Defendant,” reported on Hip Hop DX.
50’s lawyer also says the situation “exposed Jackson [50 Cent] to ridicule, caused substantial damage to his professional and personal reputation, and violated his right to control his name and image.” In addition, the lawyer says 50 never got the surgery. Vivica Fox spoke out and vouched.
Angela’s lawyer says 50 Cent was a client, and “in exchange” for her service, he “agreed” ‘to take the picture. Angela’s lawyer also says Angela never “stated or implied that 50 Cent received plastic surgery services or penile enhancement surgery.”
50 Cent is “seeking millions” from the lawsuit and wants Angela to be banned from using the photo.