Soca Artiste Destra Garcia Ordered To Pay Man After Performance Damaged His Bladder

A court in Belize has ordered soca artiste Destra Garcia to pay just over US$8,000 after the court found that she personally injured a man, Fernando Oliva, while gyrating on him at a concert in September 2015.

Oliva filed a civil claim against Garcia, claiming she jumped on him and ruptured his bladder as she performed at “The Carnival Overload” concert.

According to Trinidad Media Oliva claimed he was called on stage to dance with Garcia. Following the dance, a video showed him lying on the ground.

The court was told Garcia then said: “If you’s bad boy, I will treat you bad! Treat him bad?”
The crowd is said to have responded in the affirmative.

According to court documents, Garcia jumped on top of him in a move closer to wrestling than soca dancing.

The court granted a default judgement against Destra as she did not enter a defense and lawyers said they are now in talks with attorneys in Trinidad and Tobago to enforce the judgement in that jurisdiction.



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