50 Cent Sued For $50 Mill
July 10, 2008 at 5:15 AM (PT)
PAUL CATSANDONIS, lawyer for 50 CENT ex SHANIQUA TOMPKINS, has disclosed that his client is suing the rapper for $50 million in damages resulting from a fire than destroyed the home she was living in, reports ALLHIPHOP.COM.
In MAY, a suspicious fire destroyed 50’s LONG ISLAND property, which the QUEENS mogul had successfully obtained eviction on for TOMPKINS. In the fallout, TOMPKINS accused 50 of setting the fire himself to avoid having to honor an agreement made between them. She has since filed a restraining order.
"There wasn’t a written contract but an expressed oral agreement, which is recognized in the NEW YORK courts," CATSANDONIS said. In upcoming court proceedings, CATSANDONIS will argue that the relationship between 50 and TOMPKINS could be viewed as a common-law marriage. He plans to set a precedent case in NEW YORK for future parties who have legal disputes in these arrangements.