Flavor Flav Ordered to Pay $1.8 Million in Shooting Lawsuit

flavor-flav.jpgNew York State judge has ordered Flavor Flav to pay $1.8 million in damages to a man he allegedly shot at in a Bronx apartment building 10-years-ago. According to the New York Post, Flav’s attorney plans to appeal the judgment over what he says is as a conflict of interest involving the presiding judge. The former Public Enemy hype-man was convicted in 1995 of weapons possession and sentenced to two months in jail and three years probation, after neighbor Thelouizs English claimed the rapper shot at him in the Executive Towers apartment building where they lived at the time. In 1996, English filed a civil lawsuit against Flav, claiming assault and battery. A process server left the paperwork with the building’s doorman, but Flav later claimed that he never received it. The next year, a default judgment of $350,000 in compensatory and $500,000 in punitive damages was handed down against the Flavor of Love star. Lawyers for English estimate that, with interest, that amount has now risen to $1.8 million.

Flav’s attorney, Charles Johnson—who also happens to be the godfather of two of his children—plans on appealing the case because he says Judge Dianne Renwick’s judgment is retaliatory in nature. Judge Renwick’s husband Robert Johnson, no relation to Flav’s attorney, was the district attorney that unsuccessfully tried to prosecute the rapper ten years ago. In January, Renwick recused herself from the case in an attempt to “avoid the appearance of impropriety,” but changed her mind after reviewing similar cases. The reality TV star’s attorney plans to appeal the latest decision later this week.

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  • Ghost Deini

    HAHA !

  • these posts are racist

    “Every time a [brotha] sitting on pay stacks, things come up from way way way back…way way back…” Kanye West, remix to Usher’s confessions.

  • stoneyisland

    This clown flav aint got 1.8 to save his life. His show has been cancelled, he still smokes crack and he has a shit load of kids, some legal some not legal. Flav will probably end up filing chapter 11. His 2 minutes of fame are done boooooooyyyyyyeeeeeeee:)

  • crack

    Damn flava!

    Maybe it was lil boosie them niggas look exactly alike

  • whattever

    it says shot at him not hit him so how is that assualt and shit what a pussy

  • these posts are racist

    “This clown flav aint got 1.8 to save his life….”

    And the hater of the year award goes to…



  • jacquez
  • stoneyisland

    these posts are racist Says:

    June 25th, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    “This clown flav aint got 1.8 to save his life….”

    And the hater of the year award goes to

    Just because Flav is your father aint no reason for you to act all ugly, I swear you cyber thugs make me sick.

  • these posts are racist

    I’m far from a thug, internet or otherwise…I’m just saying, you were hating on Flav, for no reason. “Stoneyisland”, sounds like you’re from Chicago? Chicago cats don’t hate and revel in other people’s misfortune…that’s all i’m saying

  • Tha Ace

    is this a fuckin joke??? this guy was shot AT, not hit and it was 10 YEARS AGO!
    this is fuckin ridiculous

  • meenstreek

    Stonyisland you can suck a dick, you little hater.

    Flav was an integral part of the most influential hip hop group ever.

    You will be lucky to have 1 minuite of fame, biiiiiiiitch.

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  • stoneyisland

    Meenstreek, I dont know your sexual orientation, i’m gonna guess fudge packer by your comments. What straight dude wants another man to suck his dick? you were probably raped by your uncle or a cousin back in the day, get some counseling son. As for THES POETS ARE RACIST, you got a point playa chi-town aint a hate city but I am stating the obvious, Flav does not have 1.8 million dollars in the bank. He probably has made that much over his career and thats a stretch because PE never really sold that many albums, they made most of their paper touring. Flav has had a drug problem for almost 20 years, show me one drug addict over the last 20 years who is still a millionaire? I’m glad he cleaned his act up but lets keep the shit real, between the crack and child support 1.8 is a dream.


    @stoneyisland hey dont make fun of fudge packers i happen to be one of them hater!if i could shove ny dick in ur mouth i would

  • Danny

    stoney island is a internet geek!i guess hes mad at his dad flav!

  • gnutz

    flav is the only rapper/actor living his lyrics son

  • Stax On Deck

    Damn 1.8 mill for something he did 10years ago???. Thatz highway robbery. 1.8 MILLION DOLLARS. DAMN! DAMN FLAV THEY GOT YO ASS!

  • DetroitStandUp

    Damn, i never knew one man could comment on another mans estate. Folks have no idea what this guy is making yet they have their beliefs that he’s broke.

  • http://www.exposeyaass.com EXPOSER

    EXPOSER Says:

    June 26th, 2007 at 3:48 am
    @stoneyisland hey dont make fun of fudge packers i happen to be one of them hater!if i could shove ny dick in ur mouth i would
    Of course you would, STAN. You got my dick in your mouth and on your mind all day, LOL. Fluffy X. Softgay, I know thats you!

    You’ve been EXPOSED!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    This dude cant even pay his child support, how the fuck he gonna pay 1.8mil.

    That shit is excessive and will be overturned. Mark it.

    1 hunned.

  • Rednose pit bull

    how the fuck is he gonna have to pay that much for shooting at someone 10 yrs ago? fucking dumb shits

  • Danny

    exposer ur gay dude!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Streets Is Watchin

    yeeeeeeaaaaaaaah boooooooyyyyyyyyeeeeeeee!
    why does this not sound threatening to me? he would have to have some futuristic george jetson ass strap for me to even stop laughin so for real

  • http://www.exposeyaass.com EXPOSER

    Danny Says:

    June 27th, 2007 at 3:05 am
    exposer ur gay dude!
    Im gay huh? Then why are you posting gay comments under my name? Why are you constantly on my dick all day every time I post? Fuckin Homo, I dont get down like that, but I will expose your homo ass and guess what?

    You’ve been EXPOSED!!

  • Q-BURO

    exposer stop blaming people 4 ur gay tendencies u outta change ur name or something ur name is dead in a gay way!you been exposed!what comes around goes around fag