Lawsuit Against Ja Rule Dismissed, Contractor Fears for His Safety

ja-rule12.jpgA lawsuit brought against rapper Ja Rule over an unpaid construction bill has been dropped by the contractor who originally brought the matter to court. According to The Bergen Record, contractor Joel Tobia told Superior Court Judge Roy F. McGeady that since the story hit the media, several people he knew had warned him about moving forward with the case. Tobia claims that Ja, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, still owes him $8,000 for extensive work he performed on the rapper’s $3.5 million mansion. “I feel extremely uncomfortable going forward with this case,” Tobia told Judge McGeady. “People are asking me, ‘Do you know what you are doing?’ I have two children. I am concerned. I hope you are reading between the lines.” The judge replied that it was not his job to read between the lines and dismissed the case. Tobia, who has already won a default judgment against Ja for the unpaid money in civil court, was trying to have criminal charges brought against the rapper.

Ja’s attorney, Brian Neary, downplayed the dispute. “It was a simple dispute between a contractor and a homeowner,” Neary said. “They happen all the time. Just because Jeffrey is a celebrity doesn’t change the basic argument. We will deal with the dispute in the appropriate court.” In a surprising development, The Record revealed that Neary had previously represented Tobia in a criminal case. In 1999 the contractor was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman. He was later released on $100,000 bail and told to stay away from the River Vale neighborhood where the alleged attack took place. Because of a lack of witnesses, Tobia was eventually indicted on charges of threatening violence and sentenced to five years probation and ordered to undergo counseling for anger management, domestic violence, parenting and drugs.

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  • Fire

    That punk ass contractor was just trying to get money out of Ja Rule. I’m glad that hypocritical bastard’s case was dismissed.

  • Big G

    Could someone tell me who in the fuck is scared of a little, punk-ass like Ja Rule? He’s only like four feet tall and can’t fight to save a drowning doll in a bathtub.

  • burberryforces

    ur a idiot he already won the money u dumb ass lol he was to tryin to put ja in jail read the whole thing before u open ur mouth and make a ass of u self fool

  • Severe

    U aint gotta be scared of Ja, but u should be scared of the money he got. u dont think he could pay some nigga in da hood to murk him and his fam for 10 grand? please. what the hell he doin filing criminal charge for anyway. dumb ass contractor.

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  • Redd

    I bet the lawyer has something to do with it. The lawyer probably called up the contractor all like “you should calm this shit already got the money” makes sense to me.

  • Lil Roe

    ha ha……..LMFAO………the damn dude was plain and simple SCARED str8……….fuck dat pussy ass dude……I woulda took Jeffrey Atkins to the cleaners………….

  • vega diamond

    its funny how all these punk ass bitches up here stay talking shit about people that they used to look up to. HA I can guarantee that if they came across Ja in person they would by trying to be all over him trying to chill. If the dude was scared, then he was scared. don’t forget where ja came from . just because he makes tracks about love doesnt meant that that hidden hat wont snuff a nigga

  • rich ma fuker

    pay that man ja prob broke


    Vega…for real??…i seen that cat at a club and not in VIP and I didn’t give a fuck about him…all i thought was…if shit went down…I could have beat the ever loving shit out of that fuckin midget…as far as guns go…a 2 year old shot his dad…does that make him hood??…