Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist Beenie Man has sued an online portal based in Kingston da1lymail.com for 10 million US Dollars over a false publication of his death.
This was after the online portal owned and edited by Emel Smith published a story on Monday on the death of the Jamaican Dancehall artist.
It was reported the “Who am I” hit maker contracted the Zika virus and Dengue about two months ago and underwent a series of blood test, injections and pills after which he recovered. He is reported to have complained of feverishness two weeks ago which raised an alarm about his recovery from the deadly virus and was rushed to the hospital at night after suffering from an Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
In a suit filed today at the Civil Court in Sutton Street, Kingston by his lawyers, the celebrated star claimed that the publication had tarnished his image and subjected him and his family to a lot of grieve and negative publicity.
Beenie Man on September 16 released a new album titled “Unstoppable”.