On Thursday, Shana Chin, 24, won the suit she filed against Dwayne McKenzie, 28. She accused him of assaulting and choking her in his bedroom at 50 Cent's Farmington mansion after a Memorial Day party in 2008.
Chin had fallen asleep on his bed during the party. When she woke, McKenzie was choking her, the Waterbury-Republican-American reports.
She thought he was kidding and choked him back. That’s when the fight escalated, the newspaper reports, her lip was cut and her face remained swollen for a week.
McKenzie, who lived in 50 Cent’s house at the time, said he didn't know how Chin was injured.
He was arrested shortly after the incident and allowed into a violence education program.
On Thursday, a Waterbury Superior Court judge ruled in Chin’s favor and she was awarded $30,000, less than a third of the $100,000 she wanted.
Judge Joseph Pellegrino said there was enough evidence to support Chin's claims for her injuries.