Jurors in the sex-tape trial involving 50 Cent will get to see a doctored portion of the recording, reports the New York Post. The tape features Rick Ross’s ex, Lastonia Leviston. The video has several million hits since it leaked six years ago.
Jury selection in the case began in Manhattan Tuesday. Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten said that jurors will hear from 50 along with viewing the tape, in which his face is superimposed over Leviston’s co-star, an ex-boyfriend named Maurice Murray. Leviston believes Murray gave him the tape to Fif.
Although jurors may be informed of Leviston’s criminal record, Wooten won’t allow them to hear testimony that she worked as a call girl, and was a “freak who would do anything in bed.”
Leviston is suing Fif for leaking the tape, which he blames on Ross. The trial was delayed after the G-Unit founder’s boxing company filed for bankruptcy in order to hide his assets, says another New York Post report.
In his suit against Ross, the 39-year-old mogul claims Ross implicated himself during a radio interview the day before the sex tape was released. The Bawse’s lawyer likened the suit to “one of several desperate, last minute attempts” made by the Queens native to “avoid and deflect legal and financial responsibility for his own actions.”
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