Da Brat thought filing for bankruptcy would pause all her other legal cases, including the millions of dollars she owes to a cheerleader she assaulted, but unfortunately that didn’t happen and now she’s possibly facing contempt for blowing off a court order.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Da Brat wants an injunction against Shayla Stevens from collecting on the $6.4 million she owes for hitting Stevens with a bottle at nightclub back in 2007.
Earlier this month, Da Brat filed for bankruptcy and listed her debt at almost $7 million — the majority being what she owes to Stevens. However, the hip-hop artist believed filing for bankruptcy put all her other cases on hold, including the millions of dollars she owes Stevens. She also claims she alerted the woman’s legal team that she had filed for bankruptcy.
Stevens and her legal team didn’t see it that way, and have been petitioning the court to order Da Brat to appear in court and turn over financial documents. They also want her held in contempt from skipping a previous hearing.
The 90’s star believes the woman and her attorneys are being unreasonable, so she filed for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to stop Stevens from her trying to collect on the millions.
Da Brat also makes a pretty good case to not put her in jail for contempt — it’s a lot harder to pay Stevens her money when she’s in jail and not earning.