Dancehall star Byron Messia, and his Producer Wayne Campbell are facing a JMD $3 million lawsuit from a rental company after crashing their car.
St. Kitts-based Dancehall artiste and his producer are being sued by Jamaica MVP Imports Limited over alleged damage to the car rental company’s white BMW 316i following an accident in Jamaica.
The lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court Civil Divisions on August 30, 2023, alleges that Messia and Campbell are responsible for over J$3 million (approximately US$19,300) in damages, loss of income, attorneys’ fees, and other associated costs.
Subsequent to the accident, an arrangement was allegedly made between Messia and Jamaica MVP Imports Limited. According to the lawsuit, Messia agreed to pay a sum of $2.5 million to compensate for the vehicle’s damages. However, only J$1 million has been paid, with Messia allegedly refusing to pay the remaining balance of $1.5 million.
According to the Observer, a spokesperson for Messia said the Talibans artist had no contractual obligation to cover the remaining balance.
“When the accident took place Byron said he would assist in sorting out the expenses related to fixing the car. He gave the producer 1 million cash and said ‘put that towards whatever you’re doing,’” the rep further explained.
The representative also disputed the claim that one of the defendants was driving during the accident, stating that Messia had hired a chauffeur.
Moreover, the representative emphasized that they have not yet received any documents indicating that a lawsuit has been filed against the artist.