Vybz Kartel is not only suing outgoing police commissioner Owen Ellington, but also TVJ (Television Jamaica).
The imprison dancehall star is going after the local TV station
claiming that they seriously damaged his reputation when they broadcast
comments made by the top cop in Jamaica.
In court documents obtained by media sources, Adidja Palmer, Kartel’s
given name, contends that on or about April 10, 2014, Owen
Ellington made some damning statements which seriously damaged his
career as a professional musician.
In April of this year, Owen Ellington did an interview with TVJ’s All Angles where he said that Vybz Kartel lead a gang in the portmore area of St. Catherine that was responsible
for well over 100 murders.
Kartel accused TVJ of being negligent and reckless in the publication
of the interview which was hosted by journalist Dionne Jackson-Miller.
The court docs states that the defendant Owen Ellington failed to
retract the words and TVJ did nothing to disassociate itself from them.
It is still unclear how much money Adidja Palmer is suing for.
Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones
are currently serving life sentences in prison after being convicted for
the murder of their former associate Clive “Lizard” Williams.