50 Cent files for bankruptcy protection

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50 Cent has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, days after a jury ordered him to pay millions in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

Rapper and actor Curtis Jackson III, who owns a home in Farmington, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US District Court in Hartford.

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The filing lists both his assets and liabilities as between US$10 and $50m.
It comes days after a New York jury ordered the star to pay $5m to a woman who said he acquired a video she made with her boyfriend, added himself as a crude commentator and posted it online without her permission, on July 10.
50 Cent’s attorneys and his publicist did not immediately respond to phone and email requests seeking comment.

The father-of-two, whose life story was adapted for the big screen in Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, has appeared in films such Spy, Last Vegas and the upcoming Southpaw alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

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