Embattled dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel’s legal troubles continues with news that he was ordered by the Supreme Court to pay a promoter $15 million in damages.
According to reports, Jamaican promoter Alton Salmon, filed a suit against Vybz Kartel in 2009 after he failed to perform at a concert he was booked for in the Turks and Caicos Islands in August 2009.
Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, was reportedly served the court documents on December 23, 2009 in relation to the suit. However, the “Cake Soap” deejay failed to file acknowledgement of service or to make any attempt to defend the suit. A default judgment was entered against Kartel and the matter set for assessment of damages.
On Friday (December 16th), Supreme Court Judge Martin Gayle heard evidence and assessed damages totaling $15 million with interest.
In addition to his two murder charge, Vybz Kartel was slapped with two counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice last week.
He and his co-accused are schedule to return to court on Monday (December 19).