Busta Ordered to Pay $100,000 in Damages to Assault Victim

busta1.jpgBusta Rhymes has been ordered to pay a sum of $100,000 in damages to a man who says he was beaten up by the rapper and his bodyguard back in 2005, according to The New York Post. In his lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, plaintiff Melvin Smith claimed that he approached Busta outside of a Manhattan deli seeking an autograph, but instead ended up being assaulted by the rapper and his bodyguard Troy Green. According to the suit, the pair “without any just cause or provocation, maliciously assaulted, beat, pushed and shoved [Smith] and beat him,” causing the man serious bodily injury and causing him to miss work. Smith’s attorney, Bruce Regenstreich, stated that the default judgment came as a result of Busta’s indifference to the suit despite several attempts by his client to serve the rapper and proceed with a trial. “He just ignored everything,” Regenstreich is quoted as saying. The sum of $100,000 was decided upon by a court-appointed referee, and was approved last month by a Manhattan judge. In related news, Busta was released from custody yesterday after he posted a $3,500 bail following his arraignment on separate assault charges stemming from an incident involving his former driver Eddie Hatchett. The rapper faces up to a year in prison on the misdemeanor charge.

  • NAFETALY

    first…i love it

  • NAFETALY

    ummm first

  • NAFETALY

    first

    …xxl why you tryna ruin my shine …i can`t see my post…i`ll wait

  • lady

    ffffffiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrsssssttttttttt…?

  • jacquez
  • first lady

    foist

  • first lady

    damn you jacquez…gay ass nigga

  • yung ceasa

    2nd

  • Charles

    Get off the steriods Bus!!! They’re driving you crazy!!!!

  • CREEPA 101

    BUSTA IS A BUSTA —-AKA SORRY ASS RAPPER—–

  • MONEY AFFILIATED

    hey man its rough outside… crackheads is buyin all night… handguns is necessary… fuck around you might lose your life

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  • PoppaHot1

    Can I get an autograph Busta?

  • Mac

    I was there when Busta f*ed him up out there, dude is crazy son, word up

  • jon jon–23

    Damn! Is it true Busta whooped on that cat while his bodyguards held the dude?

  • LeS

    Roid Rage?

  • http://xxlmag.com TerrorTwinz 06

    He’s just pissed cuz he has 2 work with gay unit! He wants 2 beat there ass but its in his contract that he cant.So he beats on n e 1 that gets in his path.Look out eminem and dre ur next!

  • xplicit

    naw, its what interscope does, tragedy, and ass kickins follow this label, they way of keepin it street, look at young buck at the vibe awards piece, shit look at dre in his hay day, thats what this label has always done, sells not high, they make you more gangsta. if that dont work they put you on a sister label, like geffen, ask tha game about it.

  • xplicit

    i think this is what interscope does, either you hot or you in the newspaper, think about death row back in the day, 50 and the game beef, everything noticable about rap music happens on this label, his sells wasnt where they should be, so its times to get in the papers before the next album is due,

  • stoneyisland

    Nothing is more pathetic then aging rapper trying to build street cred this late in his career. Maybe the steriods are causing him to act so stupid but Busta is too damn old to be out in the streets assaulting people. He is crazy if he thinks white people are gonna keep letting him beat up folk. Busa-bus needs some jail time to reflect on his actions. Why the fuck does Busta thinks he needs a body guard if he thinks he such a bad ass dude? I mean he walks around like his knuckle game is the shit. Puffy needs a body guard, Hova needs a bodyguard, Will Smith needs a bodyguard, Busta just needs his ass kicked real good. 52 block style bitchez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fla all day

    busta will bust yo ass for a autograph!!

  • lady

    ~~~~ CO-SIGN ON THAT STONEY ISLAND…..

    I mean he walks around like his knuckle game is the shit. Puffy needs a body guard, Hova needs a bodyguard, Will Smith needs a bodyguard, Busta just needs his ass kicked real good. 52 block style bitchez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN`T STOP LAUGHING

  • http://www.thesbdexperience.com livefromthe225

    Trevor Smith is experiencing a severe mid-life crisis

    albums about selling coke
    being tight-lipped about a murder of his “friend”
    beating up drivers

    bring back the woo-ha!…silly old man

  • RotterdamSoldier

    ching ching…yo busta you can beat me up for 10 seconds…it will only cost you $100.000…lol…
    Now Bus a bus reflecting back….wouldn’t it have been cheaper and better for your image to just give
    an autograph?Man you are too old to get in dumbass shit like this…and if it’s true that you beat the man up while your bodyguards held the man down you are a real bitchnigga..

  • RotterdamSoldier.

    Ching ching….Busta you can beat me up for 10 seconds too if you are willing to pay $100.000…lol…But on the real if it’s true that you beat that man up while your bodyguards held him down…then you are a bitchnigga for real…wouldn’t it have been cheaper and better for your image to just give that guy your autograph?

  • RotterdamSoldier

    Ching ching….Busta you can beat me up for 10 seconds too if you are willing to pay $100.000…lol…But on the real if it’s true that you beat that man up while your bodyguards held him down…then you are a bitchnigga for real…wouldn’t it have been cheaper and better for your image to just give that guy your autograph?

  • Stax On Deck

    WTF is wrong wit you Busta?…

  • G Saint

    Terrortwinz is fuckin faggot

  • http://none killa black

    BUSTA FINISH he know his time is over, so hes doing dumb shit to stay in the loop, but check out real hiphop (myspace.com/atlas)

  • Hurricane Game

    Look at what steriods do to people. 5-0 snitch Picking beefs with Dre his mentor and Busta Buss beating up his weed carrier-Driver

  • Trooper

    Yal Forget rappers are real ppl, we can lose it any minutes explode for yal to witness, busta is a high profile rapper therefore he will draw attention, dont hate,G unit got it locked down, Shady/Aftermath

  • Galil ( Never forget 2pac 1971-1996)

    If it’s true Busta is a fool, but hey who knows what the truth is.
    It’s still Aftermath….
    2 everybody go buy The Game’s album Doctor’s Advocate it’s hot!!.
    The Black Wallstreet/Geffen 4 life.
    Look out 4 Detox….

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Kareem

    Break Your Neck Break Break Your Neck Break Your Neck

    Bussa Bus

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Kareem

    YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH Bustaaaaaa

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Kareem

    Busta will break necks if anyone tryes to mess with him take a look at the bitch who spit on his Car Busta stomped a hole in his Face

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Kareem

    Busta will straight break a neck if anyone tryes to mess with him Take a look at the bitch who spit on Bustas Car… Busta Stomped a hole in his face

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    busta needs to calm down. he’s not provin anything by pulling this crap

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  • KiRaRa

    Snitches get stiches. this shit is dummy. that nigga didn jus whoop his ass fa nuthin.

  • G-Money

    bussa bus stay outta trouble man

  • http://xxl youngmoney

    ha why ya’ll trippin’ about my boy Busta’ Busta’ he didn’t do nothing to nobody so leave him alone.

  • tuned2it

    MMM…MMM…MMM a small debt turns into a huge debit all because the guy came to your place of biz to collect. I feel sorry for the next pizza guy who delivers to the offices of busta.
    Stay TUNED2IT

  • Rok

    Busta is CRAZY!!! I lost all respect for this fag after he did nothing to avenge his ” Best friend and BODYGUARD” Ismael Ramirez!! Busta is another sorry RAPPER!!! He needs to burn in HELL!!! Who the hell does he think he is?? What kind of role is he setting for his seed? He is teaching his son that it’s better to give someone a beatdown instead of an autograph or paycheck!

  • king

    lol u guyz are fags with ur “first” ish

  • Broomstick up jigga’s ass

    Fuck all yall niggas,the dude they layed the fuck out is a snitch.

  • stoneyisland

    Hey Broomstick, speaking of up someone ass when you was in Riker’s wasnt your name Chrissy and you had a ponytail? yeah I remember your sweet ass, let me refresh your memory…Hey Broomstick you drop your soap, bend over and pick it up bitch:)