Thursday, November 29, 2012

Watch Your Mouth! Ryan Leslie Has to Pay Stranger $1M

Ryan Leslie is definitely a little irritated I'm sure. The way our emotions get the best of us is just sickening, Leslie recently fell victim to doing just that.  A couple of years ago a laptop of his was stolen while on tour. In a moment of frustration and desperation, the music mastermind  took to Youtube to beseech anybody to return it to him. As an incentive he promised a reward of $1M for it's return.

Well, the New York Federal Court jury ordered him to keep his word by paying Armin Augustein that million dollar reward for finding the laptop. Leslie originally refused due to feeling Augustein had some involvement in the theft of the computer. He also was taken aback by the findings that the intellectual property on the laptop had been corrupted- thus forcing him to have to record his album again from scratch.

Ryan expressed that the reward was intended for the intellectual property more than just a laptop which he could easily repurchase for a little over 2 grand. Being that the music was missing on it's return he didn't feel obligated to pay Augustein. According to the jury, the reward should still stand. Leslie took to his twitter page to express his frustrations in a very sarcastic way:

As for Augustein, well he's just impressed by America's judicial system.. who wouldn't be after receiving a million dollars? When asked how he felt he replied:
“I’m very happy that the American judicial system, which is so totally different from ours, functioned so well with a jury that are not professionals and are laymen,”

Oh trust me, it's not always correct.

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