A jury recently ruled that rapper Fetty Wap had defamed a former staff member. The rapper must pay her $1,167,065 in damages.
A former tour staffer alleged that Fetty Wap was supposed to reimburse her for tour expenses, which she paid with her own money, but stopped in 2017, leaving more than $242,000 unpaid. She further alleged that he defamed her by publicly stating that she stole from him, which hurt her business opportunities. She was awarded $980,000 for defamation, $66,294 for breach of contract, and more than $120,000 in interest.
The resolution of the case also required Fetty Wap to retract his accusations against the former staff member on social media and through advertisements in "prominent entertainment publications." "Fetty Wap Reportedly Ordered To Pay Former Employee $1.1 Million" vibe.com (Mar. 18, 2020).