Monday 7 January 2013, 11:49 | By

Sean Paul sued over alleged deportation


Sean Paul

A former girlfriend of Sean Paul has launched a lawsuit against the dancehall star claiming that he had her illegally deported from Jamaica, reports the New York Post. Susanne Persson says that Paul “bribed Jamaican police” to send her back to her native Sweden in June 2010, which resulted in her attempting to commit suicide.

Filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court, apparently because Paul’s record label Warner/Atlantic is based in New York, the main supporting document is a 120 page tell-all book, with the snappy title ‘Irie Jamboree: My life in Jamaica as a jet set slave with the enormous secret of a love affair with Jamaica’s perhaps most well known dancehall artist’. Featuring illustrations by Persson herself, its cover promises to reveal “the truth about Sean Paul’s cocaine dealings, lies, murders and erection problems”.

Persson has also submitted a receipt for a flight from Jamaica to Sweden, paid for by Paul’s booking agency Headline Entertainment. She claims to have been forced to board that flight by police, just a day after attempting suicide because of the trauma of the pending deportation. Persson: “I had tried to kill myself, losing more than one litre of blood from a cut on my wrist. I had shown the pictures of the cuts to Sean over the internet. I feel he should see what he had caused”.

Asked for comment on the allegation that Paul had arranged for Persson to be deported, his lawyer Tom Taveres-Finson told the New York Post: “He would not have the power to do that”.


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