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'Suge' Knight Ordered to Pay $107M

Mar 30, 11:07 AM EST

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling Knight and his lawyers failed to answer questions and provide information in the case.

Superior Court Judge Ronald M. Sohigian ordered Knight and his companies, including Tha Row Inc., to pay Lydia Harris, who claims she is owed money from the recording label she helped establish.

The judgment includes $60 million in punitive damages, $45 million in economic damages and $2 million in non-economic damages.

The judge issued the judgment earlier this month after finding that Knight and his lawyers violated court rules requiring them to answer questions by and providing information to Harris and her lawyers.

A phone call to a Knight lawyer seeking comment wasn't immediately returned early Wednesday.

In her 2002 lawsuit, which didn't reach trial, Harris claimed she and Knight in 1989 became equal founding partners of Death Row Records. When Knight realized how lucrative the label would become, he pushed her out, Harris claimed.

Harris said Knight defamed her in hopes of destroying her credibility in the music industry and with new artists.

"His conduct made it clear that he did not intend to honor his agreement or pay the shares of profit due her," said her lawyer, David Casselman. "He also publicly insulted her and falsely accused her of promiscuity and incompetence."

Knight has had a series of legal and criminal troubles.

In 2003, he was ordered to pay $5.5 million to managers of artists who accused him of stealing one of their acts.

Knight was released from prison in 2001 after serving time for assault and weapons violations. He recently served an additional 10-month prison sentence for violating his parole and striking a Hollywood nightclub valet.

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Ha ha....Suge dosen't even have that much money probably. Think about it, Deathrow has been dead for almost 10 years. Think about all the legal problems he has on a regular basis. It just still be holding alot of drug money, cuz he isn't making money of Deathrow. Hardly any 2Pac fans even picked up their wack 2Pac remix and live albums they've put out in the last 2 years.

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i like suge knight even though i think hes responsible for the deat hfo tupac

What is there 2 like about Suge Knight?!? Are u kidding?!? He has no musical talent. He has strong gang ties. He treatens people's lives and has been loosely tied 2 countless murders. He turns his back and sells out every singles person he's ever dealt with. He built the company on drug money, he gave artists material things but hardly paid them. He's a nasty, discusting individual.

Please tell me what redeeming qualities Suge Knight has as a human being that make u like him?! :eek4:

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He isn't an artist, he's the guy who owns and runs Deathrow Records. They were respoincible for Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Rage, and then later, 2Pac's career. Dre left, 2Pac died, Snoop left, and all the other artists were neglected and disappeared or left.

They haven't done anything relevant since 2Pac's Makaveli album.

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