Plies Avoids Jail Time
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:27:49
Southern rapper Plies has avoided serving any jail time and paying out settlements after being sued for his role in a 2006 Florida shooting. The civil suit filed against Plies and his brother Big Gates was tossed out on Friday, July 16.
Hip Hop DX reports that Judge Robert Roundtree dismissed five men's civil lawsuit against the rapper; lawyers for both sides agreed that Plies did not fire the shots at a Gainesville, Florida concert featuring Plies and Lil' Boosie, who has plenty of his own legal troubles. The five victims of a shooting during the show contended that Plies has benefited from the incident. "[Plies] characterizes it as if he is the principal [shooter]," explained the men's attorney Christopher Chestnut. "As if he is the guy, he is the gangster, he's the thug he's the goon, yes that's what he is selling and that is why we are suing him." The victims have 20 days to amend their complaint.
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