Judge Raps Eminem Accuser

Young Eminem

View Document

Judge Raps Eminem Accuser

OCTOBER 20--Cross one lawsuit off Eminem's litigation list.

A Michigan judge Friday tossed out a complaint filed by a former grade school classmate of the star who claimed that he was defamed by lyrics from "The Slim Shady LP," the rapper's 1999 debut.

In a 14-page ruling, a copy of which you'll find here, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Deborah Servitto used rap verse to dismiss DeAngelo Bailey's suit, ruling that, "The lyrics are stories no one would take as fact/they're an exaggeration of a childish act."

Bailey, a 32-year-old sanitation worker, is portrayed in the song "Brain Damage" as a bully who pummeled little Em in a school bathroom in 1982--the same year the rapper's mother unsuccessfully sued the Roseville Community Schools over the beatings her son allegedly received from Bailey. (14 pages)

Comments (1)

LOL! This is awesome. I love a judge with a sense of humor! She's no Eminem but she gots skillz.