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Da Brat ordered to pay $6.4 million for 2007 assault

Da Brat ordered to pay $6.4 million for 2007 assault

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Rapper Da Brat will have to pay a former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader more than $6 million for a 2007 assault. 

The rapper -- whose real name is Shawntee Harris -- served nearly three years in prison for attacking Shayla Stevens with a rum bottle in an Atlanta nightclub where Stevens was working as a waitress. 

According to the "Atlanta Journal Constitution," a jury has ordered Da Brat to pay $3.7 million in compensatory damages as well as $2.7 million in punitive damages. 

Da Brat's attorney, B.J. Bernstein, is "baffled" by the ruling because her client was already punished through the criminal system.  However, the victim's attorney points out that Stevens suffered a brain injury during the attack as well as scars on her face.  Those injuries put an "abrupt stop" to the future Stevens had going for her.  

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