Sean Kingston Sued Over Unpaid Jewelry Bill, Checks Bounced
Sean Kingston croons about living the lavish life, but perhaps he should be cutting back on spending frivolously. An New York jeweler is suing the Reggae artist over not paying for several pieces of expensive bling, plus a couple of not-so-genuine rocks.
The lawsuit states Kingston owes $200,000 worth of bling from Avi Da Jeweler. Avi claims the artist wrote checks seven different times over the years 2008-2013. Each once bounced. Merchandise includes watches and chains featuring his initials, a diamond “Jesus piece,” a belly button chain (presumably not for him) and a cubic zirconia necklace/bracelet combo.
The jeweler also claims Kingston never returned a $12,000 ring he loaned him for a “106 & Park” appearance. In all, Avi claims he’s owed $226,200 and he wants an additional million bucks in punitive damages.
A rep for Kingston tells TMZ, “Mr. Kingston has paid Avi Da Jeweler well over $300,000 for jewelry that was appraised at far less than that and has the cashed checks to prove it. Additionally, no one would continue to supply jewelry to another individual for 5 years without ever receiving payment. Mr. Kingston fully intends to fight this lawsuit in a court of law.”