Prince Ordered To Pay Up, L.A. Judge Rules

Prince has been ordered to pay $57,600 to a video editor who sued the ‘Purple One’ last year for supposedly ducking out on a bill and breaking his equipment. Plaintiff Ian Lewis had asked for $1.2 million, but a judge denied his claim for $1 million in punitive damages, ruling that there was no evidence that Prince acted maliciously or fraudulently, as well as Lewis’ request for $142,000 for unreturned equipment and a computer that supposedly came back broken. Lewis did not provide any receipts to prove the cost of the allegedly damaged goods, said L.A. Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon on Wednesday. The $57,600 that Prince does have to pay is for unpaid bills and unreturned hard drives, according to court documents.


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