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Belizean court orders Destra to pay for bladder

This is an image from a video from the September 2015 incident.

Trinidad Express newspaper – Soca star Destra Garcia has been ordered to pay damages to a male fan who ruptured his bladder during a concert in Belize back in 2015.

Last Wednesday, Justice Courtney Able ordered that Garcia must pay a sum of $16,577 Belize.

The incident occurred in September 2015 when Garcia was the main attraction at the Carnival Overload concert in that country.

A report stated that Fernando Oliva was called to the stage to dance as the soca artiste was performing her hit song “Lucy”.

Oliva was told to lie of the ground while Garcia jumped on top of him.

The report stated that when Oliva stood up urine began leaking. He was taken to the emergency room where it was discovered that his bladder ruptured.

After recovering, he sued the soca superstar for personal injury. In his civil claim against her, Oliva and his attorneys told the court that Garcia jumped on him, and ruptured his bladder.

“Whether he’ll get that money is unclear because Destra can appeal the judgement in Belize. And then, there are also the logistics of trying to get enforcement over in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago,” his attorneys said.

His attorney will now move to enforce the decision in Trinidad against the artiste.

“Firstly, it is a default judgment, which means that she did not offer any defence. There may be a bit of uncertainty about whether or not she was actually served with the lawsuit in her home country. Perrera told us that he sought the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago to actually serve her with the documents. As you can see, the Ministry employee says that she served her on May 4, 2017,” the report stated.

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