Keyshia Cole Loses Court Battle Over Assault Case At Birdman's Home, Ordered To Pay $100K

Back in 2014, Sabrina Mercadel claimed Cole assaulted her and accused her of dating Cole's then-boyfriend Birdman.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Keyshia Cole owes a woman over $100,000 over an alleged assault over a man. As TMZ shared, the singer was sued by Sabrina Mercadel, who said that Cole brutally attacked her over jealousy over the rapper Birdman. A court has awarded Mercadel $100,635 in damages after Cole was a no-show in court.

Back in 2014, Mercadel claimed that Cole assaulted her and accused her of dating Birdman, whom Cole was seeing at the time. Sources said that she was an employee of Birdman's Cash Money Records and no romantic relationship was taking place. Cole came into Birdman's West LA home and saw Mercadel there. She apparently punched her, yanked her face and scratched her mouth.

Mercadel said she lost the use of a finger in the incident.

Billboard reported that Mercadel sued the singer for $4 million. Since Cole failed to appear in court, the default judgment was given to Mercadel. Billboard reached out to Cole for comment, but has not yet received a response.

Keyshia Cole recently released her seventh album 11:11 Reset. Fans have seen her on the reality TV show, "Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood," in which she delves into her breakup with husband, former NBA player Daniel "Booby" Gibson. 

"To be on that show with Gib and look at all the things you're doing, this is personal business," she said. "You guys should check out the reunion, cause I think he said something like, 'Oh yea, I'm single now. I can do whatever I want.' I was like, 'Sir, you were doing all this when we were married though.' Like stop, this is no different."

Birdman has also been romantically linked to singer Toni Braxton. In October, rumors surfaced of an elopement, but they were dispelled by her rep. Fans of "Braxton Family Values" saw Toni playing coy while her sisters questioned her about dating the Cash Money Records co-founder.

"I haven't been happy in a long time outside of work. Work brings me extreme happiness. When I'm on stage and I'm performing, that's the only time that I get those butterflies and I feel totally happy with my life," she shared. "A romantic relationship? I haven't had time for that — I should say, I chose not to make time for it but it's right here in front of my face: happiness."

[Photo: Getty Images]

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