On Tuesday, a North Carolina appeals court judge upheld a prior ruling that orders Jayceon Taylor (better known as The Game) to pay $5 million in damages to 5 Greensboro police officers, according to a report from MYFOX8.
The suit dates back to a 2006 defamation suit filing by the 5 police officers. The suit accused The Game and Bungalo Records Inc. of libel and slander, claiming their identities were wrongfully used in a DVD titled, “Stop Snitchin’, Stop Lyin’,” a documentary produced by the accused. The documentary contains edited footage of The Game’s October 2005 arrest filmed by his crew at the Four Seasons Town Centre mall in North Carolina. After showing up at the mall loudly cursing and wearing a full Halloween mask to sign autographs, The Game was asked to leave by mall security for causing a disturbance. When he failed to comply, he was arrested soon after.
Now the 5 arresting officers (Hien Nguyen, Matthew Brown, Ryan Chidrey, Romaine Watkins and David Gregory) will each receive $1 million each for compensation. A new trial is waiting to be set to rule on the additional $10 million in punitive damages that the officers are seeking.
So, unless The Game has some music or movie projects jumpin off in the very near future to help with that bill, he might want to consider brushing up on those exotic male dancer skills so he can go back to his old night job to make some change in the interim!