By Paul Russell
12/29/2002 2:21:08 AM
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Master P was ordered to pay $105,000 in punitive damages to an 80 year old woman on Thursday, December 27. The woman's voice was tape recorded and used on a 1998 album that "Master P". executive produced. The song also featured Master P's younger brother "C-Murder" and "Snoop Dogg".
Geneva Burger was taped by musician Johnny Lupo in 1997. Lupo asked her questions about marijuana use. Burger didn't know she was being taped and the song appeared on the introduction to "No Limit,' the 13th song on Magic's 1998 album, Sky's the Limit. Master P executive produced the album, which according to Burger's lawyers, made over $3 million dollars.
Judge R. Bruce Minto ordered Master P to pay the damages, because she suffered from anxiety and embarrassment after hearing her voice on what was labeled a "crude gangsta rap CD."
Snoop Dogg already settled out of court for $75,000 and Priority records also gave her $300,000 before the trial begin. Priority is also suing Master P., seeking to be reimbursed for the settlement.
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