Rapper Plies has broken his silence regarding the verdict issued against him yesterday (December 15) in a Florida court regarding a shooting that occurred in 2006 in Gainesville. Plies was found to civilly liable for several people's injuries.“People with guns who started a fight were the cause of this incident,” Plies told AllHipHop. “Obviously, I’m not happy that it happened as this caused a lot of concerns that I didn’t want or need. Unfortunately, people took this as an opportunity to try to attack me and make money that they did not deserve, rather than asking for fair compensation for their injuries.”
“We offered the plaintiffs a much larger monetary amount than the final verdicts in an attempt to settle this case so as to avoid the litigation costs, attorneys’ fees, time needed to go to trial. However, the plaintiffs’ attorney Christopher Chestnut refused all offers we made,” stated Plies’ defense attorney, Robert A. Rush.