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Court orders Destra to pay US$8,000 after rupture of man’s bladder

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017 

 

 

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — A court in Belize has ordered soca artiste Destra Garcia to pay just over US$8,000 after the court found that she personally injured a man – Fernando Oliva — while gyrating on him at a concert September 2015.

Oliva filed a civil claim against Destra, claiming that she jumped on him, and ruptured his bladder as she performed at ‘The Carnival Overload’ concert.

Oliva claimed he was called on stage to dance with Destra, following the dance, a video showed him lying on the ground.

The court was told that Destra then said, “If you’s bad boy, I will treat you bad! Treat him bad?”

The crowd is said to have responded in the affirmative.

According to court documents, Destra jumped on top of him in a move closer to wrestling than soca.

The court said Oliva was rushed to the hospital for emergency medical care right after leaving the stage.

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