Lauryn Hill’s cousin has been ordered to hand over his bank records to the singer to help her collect $70,000 owed, or face being thrown in jail.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a New Jersey judge has sided with Hill in her court battle against Gerald Hill.
The judge found Gerald had “violated” Lauryn’s rights by refusing to turn over his financial information. He owes her $70,000 over a loan she provided him. She claims he has refused to pay back a dime.
The court order states if Gerald fails to turn over the financial documents within 10 days, an arrest warrant will be issued and he will be taken into custody.
Back in June 2018, Lauryn sued her cousin claiming he screwed her out of $56,000. She loaned him the money in June 2017. Gerald signed a contract agreeing to pay back the money by September 2017. If he paid by the deadline there would be no interest owed.
If the loan wasn’t repaid by the deadline Gerald agreed for a 10% simple annual interest to be tacked on.
Lauryn accused her relative not paying back a dime on the loan. The suit said, “Defendant did not repay any portion of the loan on or before September 15, 2017, triggering the interest rate provision of the Loan Agreement. Furthermore, despite the 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.”
She sued Gerald for breach of contract seeking the entire $65,000 plus attorney fees. Gerald never showed up to the court to deal with the case despite being served.
Back in August, the judge presiding over the case granted Lauryn a default judgment of $72,886.62.