Court bans Shatta Wale from insulting Charter House
An Accra High Court has banned dancehall artiste Shatta Wale from attacking entertainment company Charter House in his music.
Shatta has been sued by the company for defamatory comments he made on four separate videos he posted on social media site Facebook.
Charter House was asking for GHc 10,000,000 in damages.
After the suit was filed, the dancehall artiste released a single, mocking the entertainment company of being broke and hoping to make some money at his expense.
That appeared to have angered Charter House all the more, with the lawyers first asking the court to grant an injunction on Shatta Wale from making any further derogatory remarks against their client.
Sources close to the plaintiff claim Shatta Wale later brought a letter requesting for an out-of-court settlement, but they were hesitant to accept the request because they could not guarantee that Shatta Wale would stop insulting them.
When the hearing opened on Monday, Charles Mensah, hatta Wale’s father, again pleaded with the court to allow an out-of-court settlement.
The court is yet to rule on that plea.
The judge however granted the plaintiff’s application for an injunction to stop Shatta from releasing insulting videos against Charter House.
The case has been adjourned to November 4, 2014.Source: Joy News