Da Brat, a rapper whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was ordered to pay a waitress $6.4 million for attacking her with a bottle in 2007.
Da Brat will have to pay the waitress $3.7 million in compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages. The rapper spent three years in jail over the bottle incident. Brat’s attorney claims hat he is “baffled” by the court’s decision and doesn’t yet know if they will try for an appeal, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The cause for the large payment from Da Brat to the waitress is due the lasting damages the attack did. The waitress’ attorney claims that his client suffered from brain damage after the attack and now has a scar on her face. The waitress was also a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons at the time of the incident, the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes.
Da Brat’s sentence for the 2007 incident also carried seven years of probation and 200 hours of community service.