Flo Rida has received a fine for lying to judge in the lawsuit against him by his former assistant Mahogany Miller, TMZ is reporting. The rapper and songwriter was ordered to pay $7,000 for not responding to Miller’s lawsuit.
Miller is suing Flo Rida for the extensive work she did for him, and for only being paid $3.08 an hour. The rapper told the judge that her claims are false, and she was actually an unpaid intern.
Flo Rida also told the judge that he didn’t answer Miller’s lawsuit because he was never served papers. He said the address listed for him was incorrect, and the papers went to a woman named Stephany Nelson, whom he didn’t know, instead.
But Flo Rida eventually admitted that his statements were lies. He said Nelson actually was a paid employee, and worked for him as an administrative assistant. The judge decided that the rapper’s deception was premeditated, and ordered him to pay Mahogany $7,000 for her attorney fees.
The rest of the case is still ongoing. Miller is suing Flo Rida because he allegedly fired her within 24 hours after she raised the question of the low wages.
Written by: Karen Benardello