Less than a month after securing a no-jail sentence in his Las Vegas shooting case, Blueface was ordered to pay $13,000,000.00+ to the strip club where the October 2022 incident occurred.
SG Enterprises, which operated the now-closed Euphoric Gentlemen’s Club, sued the rapper (born Johnathan Porter) with claims that he was a “nuisance” whose unlawful behavior caused the business to lose its license.
On Monday (10.23,) a judge passed down his decision and stated in writing that the defendant failed to oppose the award request by the October 13 deadline.
In all, the judgment includes $12.6 million in lost revenue, lease payments of $198,000, $84,000.00 in outstanding payroll, and additional charges related insurance, utilities, liquor and trash services.
Kristina Wildeveld, the attorney who represented Blueface’s criminal matter, has yet to comment on the Monday’s judgement, but did say:
“We are not representing Mr. Porter on his civil matter. His manager… had indicated that he was handling that on Mr. Porter’s behalf and demanded that we withdraw, so we did so with our client’s consent in late August.”
According to a summary judgment order signed by Nevada District Court Judge Jacob A. Reynolds on October 21, Porter’s failure to show up at court and fight the lawsuit “may be construed as an admission” that SG’s lawsuit was “meritorious.” The judge noted that the musician pleaded guilty on June 26 to misdemeanor battery and felony discharging a weapon into a vehicle outside the club.
“The court hereby finds there is no genuine dispute that due to defendant’s unlawful conduct, committing a battery, and his unlawful possession and discharge of a firearm outside of plaintiff’s club, plaintiff has suffered damages, including the revocation and suspension of its business licenses, resulting in closure of the club,” the ruling states.
Porter, 26, visited Euphoric Gentlemen’s Club on the outskirts of the Las Vegas Airport the day of the shooting and got into an “altercation” with another patron, Kentabious Traylor, inside the establishment, court filings state. Later, while Porter was standing with his entourage on the sidewalk outside the club, Traylor pulled up in a vehicle, and the fight continued, the paperwork says.
“Defendant removed and discharged a firearm from his person and fired several shots at Kentabious Traylor and may have injured a bystander,” Judge Reynolds’ Oct. 21 ruling states.
Bystander Jasmine Nicole Brooks sued Porter and the club in March with claims she suffered injuries to her face at some point during the incident. A notice of settlement was entered in that case on Oct. 5. Traylor also sued. He reportedly suffered a graze wound on his hand.
Police arrested Porter last November, and prosecutors charged him with attempted murder. His criminal lawyer, Wildeveld, said Porter was pleased that the judge stuck to his negotiated plea with prosecutors.
“Mr. Porter is ultimately just looking forward to getting back to focusing on his music career and moving forward with his life,” she said in an October 2 statement.
The sentence followed just a few months after the rapper was charged with felony robbery following an incident where a fan allegedly tried to film Porter’s former partner Chrisean Rock with a cellphone.