Rapper 50 Cent was in the West Palm Beach Courthouse this week regarding a $16 Million dispute over headphones. It was alleged that 50 Cent had misappropriated trade secrets from Sleek Audio to manufacture his own headphones, Street by 50 and Synch by 50.
While in the Palm Beach Courthouse, 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson, III) was approached by a Palm Beach County State Attorney who wanted to show 50 Cent a video.
The Palm Beach Assistant State Attorney had recently prosecuted a man for raping a 20 year old female with Down’s Syndrome who had the mental capacity of a 4-year-old. The man was sentenced to 31 years in Florida State prison for the crime. As it turns out, the victim is an avid 50 Cent fan, and the prosecutor had recorded the victim singing the chorus to one of 50 Cent’s songs. The prosecutor showed the video of the woman rapping to 50 Cent, who reportedly smiled after he heard the girl’s voice.
Casey Reiter is an associate attorney at Stuart R. Manoff & Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and Marital Law.