Ga. rapper ordered to pay $6.4 million in assault

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Updated: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:14:37 EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta rapper, Da Brat, has been ordered to pay $6.4 million to a woman she attacked with a rum bottle during a Halloween party.

A Cobb County jury made the ruling Thursday against the 39-year-old former rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris.

The rapper's attorney, B.J. Bernstein told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1o9F6Yl ) that he feels the judgment, which includes compensatory and punitive damages, is excessive.

Harris spent nearly three years in prison for the 2007 attack on a former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader and waitress at a club owned by an Atlanta-area hip-hop mogul.

The woman's attorney, Mark Stevens, says his client was left with a brain injury and a scar on her face after the attack.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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