News: 50 Cent Associate Sued For Beatdown At Rapper's Mansion
Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 5:00AM
A woman has filed a $15,000 lawsuit against 50 Cent associate Dwayne McKenzie claiming she was allegedly assaulted while attending a party at the G-Unit leader's Connecticut mansion last year.
The victim, Shana Chin, claims she was beaten in multiple places.
Chin says she was hit with a belt and choked by McKenzie, a 27-year-old employee of 50 Cent, last May after a party. She says the encounter left her face, thigh and back bruised. McKenzie was arrested shortly after the incident. (Courant)
Her case is reportedly headed to civil court.
The suit, filed in Waterbury Superior Court this month, asks for more than $15,000 in damages for a list of physical and emotional trauma caused by McKenzie. The suit was filed by Waterbury-based attorney Leonard Crone on behalf of Chin, who was attending Central Connecticut State University in New Britain when she met and started dating McKenzie. In May 2008, Chin was invited to a party at the rapper's home on Poplar Bars Road in Farmington, Crone said. (Republican American)
Fif's mansion, as seen in his "Candy Shop" video, was purchased by the rapper in 2003.
He originally bought the mansion from Mike Tyson's ex-wife in 2003 for $4.1 million. The 48,000-square-foot mansion also has a recording studio, servants' quarters, in-door and outdoor pools, a boathouse and other amenities. Mike Tyson originally bought the house in 1996 for $2.7 million. (Radar Online)
50 has reportedly put his home up for sale and is looking for buyers.
The home has 19 bedrooms, four kitchens, a movie theater, full gym, five Jacuzzis and an indoor shooting range. The pool area has an infinity pool and a Playboy Mansion-style grotto but the interior of the house seems to be decorated more like a businessman's hotel than a rapper's paradise. It is still on the market for $14.5 million. (Luxist)
The trial date is scheduled to take place sometime next month.