Vybz Kartel has been ordered to pay $15 million in damages by the Jamaica Supreme Court.
Media reports in Jamaica indicate that the deejay was sued by Jamaican promoter, Alton Salmon, in 2009, after Kartel failed to perform at a concert he was booked for in the Turks and Caicos Islands in August of that same year.
Kartel was reportedly served the court documents on December 23, 2009, but failed to file acknowledgement of service, or to make any attempt to defend the suit. A default judgment was entered against Kartel and the matter set for assessment of damages.
On Friday, Supreme Court Judge, Martin Gayle, heard evidence and assessed damages totalling $15 million with interest. Kartel currently has two charges of murder filed against him and also he was recently charged, along with Gaza Slim, for perverting the course of justice.