Da Brat won a small legal victory in her ongoing case involving the former cheerleader she assaulted with a rum bottle in an Atlanta nightclub in 2000.
Shayla Stevens, an ex Atlanta Falcons cheerleader, was earning extra cash as a waitress at Jermaine Dupri's Studio 72 nightclub when Da Brat cracked her over the head with a bottle during a dispute over VIP seating.
Brat plead guilty to aggravated assault and served three years in prison. In 2014, a jury awarded Stevens $6.4 million in damages for her pain and suffering.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast a judge denied Stevens' request to toss the rapper in jail for repeatedly refusing to pay up on the multi-million dollar judgment.
The judge said Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, is off the hook for the $6 million judgment while she’s actively in bankruptcy proceedings.
Stevens and her legal team previously asked the judge to find the rapper in contempt of court for not paying at least a portion of the millions she owes.
But Da Brat argued that if she was thrown in jail, she couldn’t earn money to pay off the debt. She thought that filing for bankruptcy offered protection from all current debts and collection efforts.
The judge agreed and ordered that everyone looking to collect off Da Brat back off until her bankruptcy matter is resolved.
The 44-year-old rapper receives a steady income from music royalties plus her paycheck from the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta reality TV show.
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