50 Cent sued over alleged assault on woman

Updated: Sep 21, 2011, 08:39 AM IST

Rapper 50 Cent is being sued by a woman who alleges she was assaulted by one of the star`s associates at his mansion two years ago.

Vasti Ortiz has filed legal papers at the Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against the 36-year-old hip-hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, as well as his G-Unit Films and
Television company, reported MTV online.

Ortiz claims she was invited to Jackson`s property one evening in August 2009, when she met his employee Dwayne McKenzie, who she alleges made "awkward sexual requests".

She managed to flee the house after a struggle and was admitted to a nearby hospital to clean up a large gash on her head.

Now Ortiz is accusing 50 Cent of being responsible for the alleged incident because he failed to sufficiently carry out a "proper investigation into McKenzie`s background before
allowing him to act as an agent and employee of the defendant, G-Unit, at the mansion."

50 Cent is said to have continued to employ McKenzie despite his criminal history, which includes a felony charge involving illegal possession of a handgun.

Ortiz, who claims she has been permanently damaged by the attack, is seeking an undisclosed amount for medical bills and damages.