50 Cent Sues Ex Daphne Joy for Defamation as He Claims She Accused Him of Rape and Physical Abuse 'Out of Sheer Hatred'

The rapper and Daphne Joy share an 11-year-old son named Sire

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50 Cent; Daphne Joy
  • 50 Cent has filed a defamation suit against former girlfriend Daphne Joy

  • She had accused him of previous rape and physical abuse on Instagram in March 2024

  • The rapper now calls her social media post a “purposeful attempt” to sully his reputation and keep him from their 11-year-old son

50 Cent has filed a defamation suit against his ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy, more than one month after she publicly accused him of rape and physical abuse in an Instagram post.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, filed the suit in Texas on Monday, May 6, claiming his ex’s “false accusations” have subjected the star to “extensive public ridicule, hatred and contempt,” and that her post was a “purposeful attempt” to sully his reputation and keep him from seeing their 11-year-old son, Sire.

The court documents, which were obtained by PEOPLE, stem from a March 28 Instagram post made by Joy, whose real name is Daphne Narvaez. In the post, Narvaez, 37, wrote that she and Sire moved to New York in order to be closer to Jackson, but that the “In da Club” rapper, 48, only saw his son 10 times in two years.

“I am tired of upholding and protecting an image to our son that you have never even earned. Let’s put the real focus on your true evil actions of raping me and physically abusing me,” she wrote.

Jackson's attorney Reena Jain of Blank Rome tells PEOPLE in a statement that "despite being given ample opportunity to retract a false and malicious retaliatory accusation, Ms. Narvaez has shamefully chosen to interfere with her 11-year-old son’s relationship with his loving father by falsely calling him a 'rapist.'"

An attorney for Narvaez did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

<p>Prince Williams/WireImage</p> 50 Cent performing in Atlanta in August 2023.

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50 Cent performing in Atlanta in August 2023.

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According to Jackson’s filing, Narvaez shared her post the same day reports emerged that Jackson was seeking custody of their son following a March lawsuit that labeled Narvaez a “sex worker” (That suit was filed by producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones against Sean “Diddy” Combs).

The documents say Narvaez “retaliated” against Jackson’s custody filing by posting “multiple defamatory statements” to Instagram, which “falsely and publicly accuse Jackson of rape and physical abuse during their prior relationship, in a purposeful attempt to… destroy his personal and business reputation, harm Jackson’s commercial and business interests, negatively affect his custody case, and prevent him from seeing his minor son. Narvaez’s claims are false.”

Jackson’s filing says he and his attorneys gave Narvaez “multiple opportunities” to either correct or retract her statements, and when she did not, he took action in order to “vindicate his rights and protect his reputation.”

<p>Jerritt Clark/Getty Images</p> Daphne Joy in September 2019.

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Daphne Joy in September 2019.

He is seeking more than $1 million in monetary damages, as he claims he was hit with “a barrage of horrendous online comments,” and that Narvaez posted her statement “out of sheer hatred and ill will toward Jackson.”

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Jackson was charged with domestic violence against Narvaez in 2013, and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor vandalism following an incident in which he allegedly kicked her in the stomach and destroyed her property during an argument. The rapper struck a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors for three years’ probation and 30 days of community service.

Though Narvaez has not yet publicly responded to Jackson’s lawsuit, she did refute the allegations made by Jones in his suit against Combs in an Instagram post on March 28.

"I am deeply hurt by the lies in Rodney Jones' lawsuit. The claim that I am sex worker is 100% false and character assassination," she wrote. "I am retaining an attorney to explore all legal remedies against both Rodney and his attorney."

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