Yesterday, a federal judge dismissed a libel lawsuit that rapper Marques Andre Johnson filed in opposition to TMZ last 12 months, THR studies. Johnson, who carried out with the Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated outfit Killa Beez less than the name Andre Roxx, was falsely recognized in a 2014 tale as the rapper who lower off his own penis and then jumped from a second floor balcony. The rapper who harmed himself was really Christ Bearer, whose real identify is Andre Johnson. Marques Johnson’s go well with also named Gannet Business, CBS Interactive, Viacom, iHeartMedia, and other outlets as co-defendants for spreading the tale. The Delaware federal judge who threw the lawsuit out argued that it wasn’t filed in a well timed manner.
Although the lawsuit was filed in Delaware, defendants asked the judge to utilize Pennsylvania’s a single-12 months statute-of-limitations instead of Delaware’s two-12 months statute. In his view, Choose Leonard Stark wrote that Johnson failed to prove that his injuries in Delaware “was different—in variety, or in magnitude—than the injuries he experienced in other areas of the nation.” Stark agreed with the defendants that Johnson was most wounded in the Pennsylvania jail in which he was being held. Johnson claimed that after the phony news arrived out, he was “threatened, harassed, and attacked by the other inmates.” Citing Pennsylvania’s a single-12 months statute, the judge dominated that Johnson’s complaint is time-barred.
Christ Bearer was a single-50 percent of Northstar, a duo who were signed to Wu-Tang’s label. Their 2004 album was manufactured by RZA. When asked about Christ Bearer cutting off his own penis, RZA responded, “The story—what he did—is remarkable. That shit audio mythical.” The Wu-Tang Clan reportedly posted (and deleted) a statement disavowing any affiliation with Andre Roxx.
Read through the judge’s total view via THR.