Jay-Z Erased Emails Amid Looming Perfume Suit, Judge Says

By Frank G. Runyeon (October 27, 2020, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge ruled Tuesday that Jay-Z destroyed evidence in a lawsuit accusing him of failing to promote a perfume line, and as the case nears a possible trial, the judge said jurors could infer that the rap icon's missing emails would have hurt his case.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Andrew Borrok ruled that Jay-Z, whose legal name is Shawn Carter, and his company S. Carter Enterprises LLC had improperly erased emails on his laptop after perfume purveyor Parlux Fragrances LLC sent a letter the judge said clearly put Carter on notice that a lawsuit was likely...

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