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50 Cent gives two hour pre-trial interview in sex tape lawsuit

June 23, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
50 Cent gives two hour pre-trial interview in sex tape lawsuit

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Rapper 50 Cent was composed in a two hour pre-recorded interview that was played at his sex tape trial in a Manhattan court on Monday.

Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson, who is being sued by the woman who starred in the raunchy film, denied that he had paid the woman’s boyfriend for the sex tape or that he had posted it first to the Internet in March 2009.

Lastonia Leviston has sued the performer, claiming he violated her rights and caused emotional damage by releasing a private tape she made with a former boyfriend.

Leviston’s lawyer Philip Freidin said Jackson had admitted during radio interviews to posting the tape online — a claim the rapper refuted.

“I was taking the scenario and changing it for entertainment purposes,” he said with a straight face as he sat before the camera in a Yankee cap and a blue and white checked long sleeved dress shirt.

Jackson, 39, said he didn’t think he needed Leviston’s permission to post the sex tape for free online because her ex-boyfriend said she wouldn’t mind. He also assumed she was a “call girl” because he saw her picture in a magazine promoting escort services, he said.

In the videotaped deposition done in 2011, Jackson said that he had never met Leviston, 36.

But he knew she’d had a child with his rival Rick Ross because someone told him, he said.

In the raw sex film that was played for jurors last week, Jackson narrates the action dressed up as his alter ego, Pimpin’ Curly, and repeatedly taunts Ross, suggesting that Leviston was cheating on him — even though the two had broken up years earlier.

Jackson said that because technology has changed the music industry, entertainers are forced to take measures to keep themselves in the public eye and hip hop performers do that by engaging in ‘beefs’ like the running feud between Jackson and rival rapper Ross.

Jackson insisted that Ross posted the sex tape first on a website called Deeper than Rap after stealing it from the email account of one of the computer specialists on his staff at G-Unit Records.

Freidin reminded Jackson that he signed a sworn statement agreeing that an embedded link to the sex tape was published on March 14, 2009 on Jackson’s own website BooBooTV.com.

“BoobooTV was not a functional website at that time,” Jackson said, insisting that BooBoo was not running until six months later.

“It had a .com but it wasn’t functional.”

When Freidin asked if the tape was available to anyone who went to BooBooTV, Jackson said yes.

Freidin’s pressure left one older juror nodding and another looking bemused. None of the jurors took notes Tuesday as they watching the tape on a big screen in a darkened courtroom.

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