The story from AVN.com:
HOLLYWOOD—A federal judge has ordered rapper Bow Wow to pay adult star Katsuni $79,246.07 in damages and lawyer fees for allegedly using video footage of her dancing in his video “Drank In My Cup” without permission.
TMZ reports that Bow Wow never responded to Katsuni’s lawsuit, originally filed in July and charging that the rapper had stolen the footage from the music video for “Conspiracy Strip Club” by techno group The Electronic Conspiracy. Katusni’s complaint stated, “At no time did plaintiff permit footage of her dance performance in the Electronic Conspiracy music video to be used for any other purpose or in conjunction with any other musician than Electornic Conspiracy.”
When Katsuni first leveled the accusation last April, Bow Wow representative Aliya Crawford told AVN, “The video was created and posted by a fan, not by Bow Wow or anyone associated with him.”
However, Katsuni’s subsequent lawsuit asserted that the video had been posted on Bow Wow’s official YouTube page and promoted via Twitter by the artist himself.
Still unanswered is whether Bow Wow had permission to use the instrumentals of fellow rap artist Kirko Bangz’ song “Drank In My Cup” which underlay the contested video.
–UPDATE March 18, 2013–
Porn star Katsuni has won her copyright infringement suit against rap artist Bow Wow for his use of her dance footage in the music video “Drank In My Cup.”
TMZ reports that Bow Wow did not respond to the lawsuit and must now pay Katsuni $79, 346.07 for damages and attorneys’ fees and remove the video from online and all other media channels.
Katsuni filed the lawsuit against Bow Wow and his label Universal Music Group in July after she discovered Bow Wow’s video included 80-seconds of a dance routine she created and performed in “The Conspiracy Strip Club,” a music video for French electronica artists The Electric Conspiracy.
Katsuni was represented in the lawsuit by David Pierce of Beverly Hills.