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Lawyer for 50 Cent denies rapper robbed man of jewellery

13 May 2015, 09:02

Las Vegas - A lawyer for rapper 50 Cent said on Tuesday that neither the musician nor his security guards robbed a Los Angeles man of jewellery at gunpoint in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Police are investigating a report that a jewellery company owner was robbed early on 2 May at or near boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s gym, said Officer Jesse Roybal, a department spokesperson.

Celebrity website TMZ first reported that LAX Jewelry Co owner Robert Marin said he met the rapper at a nightclub and was later invited to Mayweather's gym, where he was pistol-whipped and robbed of a diamond watch and chain valued at some $250 000.

The alleged attack occurred the morning before Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Marin had minor injuries when he flagged down an officer and filed a complaint about 05:00, Roybal said. No charges were immediately filed, and Roybal said a police report had not been made public.

Attorney Scott Leemon, representing the rapper whose legal name is Curtis James Jackson III, acknowledged TMZ's report.

"On behalf of 50, I can adamantly deny that he or his security had anything to do with these baseless and false allegations," Leemon said in a statement.

Marin didn't immediately respond to telephone messages to his business by The Associated Press.

- AP


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