Soulja Boy Requests Retrial in Assault and Kidnapping Case, Alleging Jury Misconduct
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Soulja Boy has requested for a new trial in the assault and kidnapping case filed by his ex-girlfriend, and claims that the jury in the original trial was engaging in misconduct.

In 2020, Soulja was accused of assault, battery, and false imprisonment by his ex-girlfriend Kayla Myers. The alleged assault and kidnapping took place at his Malibu home and reportedly lasted for six hours.

Meyers provided testimony and presented photographic evidence of her purported injuries, which notably featured three fractured ribs. Along with text messages, she additionally showcased direct messages that were allegedly sent to her by Soulja Boy.

Big Draco dodged criminal charges for assault, but cops later discovered weapons in his home, which violated his probation. He denied any wrongdoing and blamed a third party for Myers’ injuries.

Later that same month, Soulja (real name DeAndre Cortez Way) was ordered to pay Myers $235K when the jury found in her favor.

As per court records, Meyers was granted a sum of $235,900, comprising $1,800 for “mental health expenses” and $234,100 for “physical and mental pain and suffering.”

Furthermore, the jury has concluded that Soulja had participated in “malice, oppression, or fraud.”

According to Radar Online, the rapper-turned-Twitch streamer is requesting a new trial in part because, soon after a jury awarded Myers $235,000, she was given an additional $236,000 in “punitive damages,” which is what’s awarded when a defendant is punished for what the court deems is negligence and/or malice on his/her part. The entire amount of the judgment Myers received was close to $500,000.

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As a result, Soulja’s attorneys on Thursday (June 8) submitted a motion for a new trial, arguing that there were “irregularities in the proceedings of the court, jury or adverse party, or any order of the court or abuse of discretion by which either party was prevented from having a fair trial,” as reported by Radar Online.

Additionally, he claims that the jury engaged in misconduct and that he will present this evidence in a new trial.

Myers has not yet responded to the claims as of this writing, and it is not yet known if Soulja Boy’s request for a new trial will be heard or granted.