Busta Rhymes must pay $100K for assaulting fan
Rapper Busta Rhymes “Trevor Smith”, 34, has been ordered to pay $100,000 dollars to a fan who claimed the rapper attacked him in New York in 2005.
Melvin Smith’s lawyer presented to the judge that Busta Rhymes and his bodyguard Troy Green attacked his client which required him to need stitches for a wound below his eye. Busta Rhymes and his bodyguard allegedly beat him after he asked for an autograph. Melvin Smith’s lawyer stated that Rhymes had been served with the fine after repeatedly ignoring the law suit filed against him.
Bruce Regenstreich says, “We served Busta Rhymes in every location that we had for him. He just ignored the summonses.”
Busta Rhymes’ bodyguard Troy Green was charged criminally over the incident, however Busta Rhymes was not.
The hip-hop rap star also spent time in police custody earlier this week after a former employee claimed to have been assaulted by him when he came to collect his payment.