Local rap star Gucci Mane suffered another big loss in court over the weekend, as a Georgia judge recently ordered the Atlanta native to pay $60,000 in punitive damages to the woman he pushed out of a moving Hummer in 2011.
According to TMZ, a judge ruled in Diana Graham’s favor, awarding her $58,161.24 for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.
The ruling was a default judgment as a result of Gucci failing to show up in court and submitting a false testimony.
The judge signed an order that allows Graham to go after all of the rapper’s assets to settle her debt. Gucci pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from the altercation and was sentenced to six months in jail.
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According to the police report Gucci shoved Graham out of a moving Hummer after she refused to go to a hotel room with him. The rapper has kept a low profile since his release from prison last summer, suggesting the prison stint has caused him to focus more on his career.
“I got out like a day ago. First thing I did, I just got my feet planted on the ground,” he said. “Went back to the studio, banged out about five records. I got some great writing done, I got some new hits that people need to wait on… [In] ten years, hopefully I’ll still be touring, making music, doing something that I love. Right now, rapping is the thing that I love. Maybe then, I’ll have another passion.”
Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, has a rather long history with the criminal justice system. He has been in prison for drug charges, for assault, for violating probation, and for battery. He also has been charged with murder, though the charges were later dropped due to a lack of evidence.