After years of disagreements and legal action both Fat Joe and Big Pun’s widow Liza Rios, have finally settled out of court in her breach of contract case.
Bossip reports that in 2014, Rios filed a lawsuit against Fat Joe seeking more than $1,000,000.
The late rapper’s widow claimed that she had struck a deal with Fat Joe to split any money made by Big Pun following the rapper’s death, however later alleged that despite the deal, she hadn’t received any money since 2005.
‘Joey Crack’ and music publisher John “Jellybean” Benitez made a deal with Rios to prevent the case from going to trial. The terms of the settlement remain confidential, but a music royalty expert states that Big Pun was underpaid more than $2,000,000.
Following the announcement, Rios’ lawyer, Lita Rosario stated, “We are pleased with the settlement,” Rosario said. “We think it was fair, and we’re pleased.”
Fat Joe’s lawyers, Benjamin Stranzl and John Cain, refused to pass comment after the hearing.