I almost spit out my tea as I came across the latest NY post cover. Their latest victim of slander is Ryan leslie. The newspaper blasted him as a “Rap Weasel” for the controversy surrounding his promise to pay anyone $1 million of returning his lost laptop. This all happened in 2010, but was recently brought to the American courts because the man who actually “found” and returned the missing laptop, a German auto-repair-shop owner Armin Augstein, was sniffed on his reward money. Yesterday, the court ordered that Leslie pay Augstein the $1million. Leslie’s lawyer says they will try to appeal the case, and that a settlement was no longer an option. Ouch!

Isn’t this cover line ridiculous though?

“I’m very happy . . . that the American judicial system, which is so totally different from ours, functioned so well with a jury that are not professionals and are laymen,” he said in German through one his lawyers, Steven Thal.

Continue reading the story after the jump…

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Jurors taught a big-talking hip-hop artist a lesson about broken promises yesterday when they ordered him to pay the $1 million reward he had offered for the return of his stolen laptop.

Cheapskate performer and producer Ryan Leslie must fork over the Benjamins to auto-repair-shop owner Armin Augstein, who found the computer while walking his dog and turned it over to German cops in November 2010.

In a YouTube video, Leslie had promised a $1 million reward to whoever found the missing laptop and an external hard drive. But when Augstein produced the goods, Leslie went from big-money mogul to double-talking skinflint.

Read the full story at NY Post

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