By: Lynn Green
Do you all recall a few years ago when Chaka Khan’s son got off after killing a young man? She appeared in Essence Magazine, etc. where she discussed it. Well, her son may have gotten off but he just lost a lawsuit pertaining to the case. I DO find it odd that Chaka would be part of this lawsuit, though! She did not kill anyone. And I hope she wins on appeal.
Los Angeles newspaper Daily Breeze is reporting that Chaka Khan and her son Damien Holland have been ordered to pay more than $1.3 million to the family of a teen who was killed in their home following a dispute in 2004.
According to court records, Superior Court Judge Bob Hight approved a default judgment against them in November for more than $1.3 million, plus interest, after Khan and Holland failed to respond to the lawsuit.
Khan’s manager, Tammy McCrary, said Friday that the singer never received the lawsuit and knew nothing about the judgment.
The family of 17-year-old Christopher Bailey filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Khan and Holland, 29, after a jury acquitted Holland of Bailey’s murder in May 2006.
Holland shot Bailey in the face with an M-16 assault rifle on Sept. 24, 2004. During the trial, Holland admitted he had a friend punch him in the face and initially lied to the police to make it seem as if Bailey attacked him. He also testified he was upset because Bailey was having an affair with his girlfriend, but that the gun went off accidentally.
Hey Chaka, won’t you tell me something good?