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Lawsuit Filed in Los Angeles Against 50 Cent Over August Incident at Crypto.com Arena
Fan Sues 50 Cent Over Alleged Injury from Thrown Microphone During Los Angeles Concert
Rapper 50 Cent is facing a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday by POWER 106 radio host Bryhana Monegain, who claims she suffered “serious and permanent injury” and “emotional distress” after the artist threw his microphone during a concert at Crypto.com Arena. According to court documents, the incident occurred on August 30 during 50 Cent’s The Final Lap tour when he threw a malfunctioning microphone, striking Monegain’s face and left wrist. The complaint reveals that Monegain received medical treatment, including care for a concussion, forehead laceration, and pain in her left wrist, following the incident. The lawsuit seeks compensation for the alleged injuries and distress caused.
Monegain’s lawsuit additionally claims that she endured symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, light and sound sensitivity, and nausea after the incident. She alleges ongoing “severe injuries and emotional distress” resulting from the episode. In addition to compensation for medical expenses, the radio presenter is seeking damages for lost wages during her recovery.
The legal action targets music entertainment company AEG and G-Unit Touring, along with the hip-hop star, Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent.
Attorneys John Morgan and Casey Kilday released a statement to PEOPLE regarding the lawsuit: “Our client is pursuing a case against Curtis Jackson, professionally known as ’50 Cent,’ and his touring company, G-UNIT Touring, for the assault she allegedly suffered through no fault of her own at his concert on Aug. 30, 2023, at LA’s Crypto.com Arena. She was simply an attendee trying to enjoy herself when a heavy object came catapulting toward her face. No matter who the assailant is, this alleged act of negligence and violence is unacceptable, and we will hold 50 Cent and his co-defendants accountable for their alleged actions. Mr. Jackson has himself previously said that ‘If the talk ain’t [a]bout money, homie, I ain’t concerned,’ so we are confident our client will be fairly and justly compensated for the injuries she suffered.”
As of now, a representative for 50 Cent has not responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
After the August incident, Monegain filed a police report, and the case was initially presented as a felony to the L.A. County District Attorney. However, the D.A.’s office transferred the case to the L.A. City Attorney’s office, and as of November, TMZ reported that no criminal charges had been filed against 50 Cent.
Although the case is currently open and will remain so for one year from the August 30 incident, there is a possibility of criminal charges against 50 Cent if any further incidents occur between him and Monegain.
A source told PEOPLE after the incident, “This is an unfortunate isolated incident where someone was in a restricted area they should not have been.”
50 Cent’s attorney, Scott Leemon, denied any deliberate intent, stating, “Let’s be very clear, as I told LAPD this afternoon, my client Curtis would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone. Anyone saying something different doesn’t have all the facts and is misinformed.”
The rapper concluded The Final Lap tour in Auckland, New Zealand, on December 14.