The court has ordered Lauryn Hill's cousin to present his bank records or risk being thrown in jail.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast on Monday, Lauryn Hill has asked a New Jersey judge to force her cousin Gerald Hill to hand over his financial records so she can claim more than $70,000 that he owes her. The judge ruled that Gerald violated Lauryn's rights by denying her access to his bank records and he now has 10 days to provide the information. If he fails to comply, a warrant will be issued and he'll be arrested.
In June of 2018, Hill sued her cousin for not repaying the $56,000 she loaned him a year prior. Gerald had signed a contract stating that he would pay his cousin back before Sept. 15, 2017. If he paid the money back in full before the agreed deadline then no interest would be added to the loan. But according to the contract, a 10 percent simple annual interest rate would be added to the amount owed if he didn't return the money in time.
In her lawsuit, Lauryn claimed Gerald didn't make any attempts to pay back the money. By the time the singer filed her complaint with the court, the amount Gerald owed had risen to $65,000. This month, the court ruled in Hill's favor. The artist was awarded $65,000 plus attorney fees, making a sum of $72,886.62. Gerald's response to the lawsuit could be seen as foreshadowing for the extra steps Lauryn had to take to get his bank information. Per The Blast, Gerald didn't show up to the hearings to plead his case despite being served by the court.