Singer Lauryn Hill is demanding her cousin hand over his bank records to help her collect on $70,000 he owes her.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Lauryn is back in court battling her relative, Gerald Hill, over an unpaid loan.
Back in 2018, Lauryn sued her cousin Gerald accusing him of screwing her out of $65,000. She filed the lawsuit in June 2018.
The complaint said Lauryn loaned Gerald $65,000 in June 2017. The two entered into a written contract over the deal.
Per the deal, if Gerald repaid the entire loan by September 2017, he would pay no interest. If he paid after September, the debt would grow with 10% simple annual interest until paid off.
Lauryn said her relative failed to pay back a single dime on the loan. She said, “Defendant did not repay any portion of the loan on or before September 15, 2017, triggering the intertest rate provision of the Loan Agreement. Furthermore, despite demand for repayment, to date Defendant has not repaid any of the $65,000 principal due and owing under the loan agreement or any of the interest amounts that became due and owing following Defendant’s non-payment.”
The singer accused Gerald of breach of contact. She sued for the entire $65,000 plus attorney fees.
Gerald blew off the court battle despite being served with the legal papers. A New Jersey judge granted Lauryn a default judgment in August 2019. The court order read, “Judgment is hereby entered in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant in the amount of $72,886.62 consisting of $71,228.95 in damages, including contractual interest, attorneys’ fees in the amount of $1,401 and costs in the amount of $256.67.
Since winning the case, Lauryn has fired off subpoenas to Gerald demanding information about his finances, assets and income.
In newly filed court documents, Lauryn went back to court on October 22. She accused Gerald of failing to comply with subpoenas by refusing to turn over his finances.
Lauryn demanded the judge order Gerald to immediately furnish his financial statements and show up to court.
The case is ongoing.