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Da Brat's Assault Victim Challenges Her Bankruptcy, Fights to Keep $8 Million Judgment Alive

By TheBlast Staff

Da Brat has a new obstacle to overcome in her bankruptcy case after the woman she owes $8 million to filed a new lawsuit demanding the rapper's debts not be wiped clean.

On January 18, Shayla Stevens sued Da Brat as part of the rapper’s ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The former cheerleader — who won a $6.4 million judgment (which has grown with interest to $8 million) stemming from a nightclub assault several years ago — wants the money she is owed to not be discharged in the bankruptcy.

Stevens says Da Brat "acted with willful misconduct" when she assaulted her and thus the judgment she won cannot be discharged. She claims in the years since being awarded the millions, the rapper has tried to thwart Stevens' efforts to collect the money.

Stevens has not received a dime from Da Brat.

The woman has been trying to get Da Brat to turn over documents and records in the case but accuses the rapper of dragging her feet and not answering questions relating to her finances.

During a recent hearing, Da Brat admitted that she failed to save or preserve any text messages that may be relevant to the case. Stevens claims she did that in an effort to hide assets from her creditors.

Stevens claims that Da Brat also failed to explain what happened to the money she earned through her participation in the "Set it Off" tour and her continuing dealings with Jermaine Dupri, including her participation in the So So Def 25th Anniversary Concert that went down in October 2018.

The lawsuit is demanding Da Brat not be granted a discharge in her bankruptcy and the $8 million debt to stand.

Back in August, the rapper filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with assets totaling $108,700.65 and liabilities totaling $7,782,249.57

Da Brat’s biggest debt is the $6.4 million owed to Stevens, who prior to the bankruptcy being filed had been attempting to find the rapper’s sources of income to seize.

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