D'Angelo Bailey Lawsuit thrown out by judge

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Macomb Circuit judge threw out a $1 million lawsuit Friday filed by Eminem’s elementary school classmate against the rapper for defamation of character.

DeAngelo Bailey of Roseville sued the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, in 2001, claiming his song “Brain Damage” depicted him in a false light. In the song, Eminem says Bailey beat him up regularly in elementary school.

Eminem asked Judge Deborah Servitto to dismiss the lawsuit, which she did.

In her written opinion, Servitto wrote a song saying Eminem’s lyrics about Bailey posed no grounds for a lawsuit.

“The lyrics are stories no one would take as fact/ They’re an exaggeration of a childish act,” Servitto wrote in her 36-line rap. “Any reasonable person could clearly see/that the lyrics could only be hyperbole.”

Bailey, a trash collector, is accused in Eminem’s song of being a bully who shoved Eminem into school lockers and broke his nose on a bathroom urinal at school.

Eminem’s lawyer, Peter Peacock, sought dismissal of the suit because he said the lyrics were true and that Bailey was an opportunist trying to cash in on the rapper’s success.

Eminem’s mother filed suit against the Roseville school district in 1982 over incidents between Bailey and Eminem at Dort Elementary School. The lawsuit was dismissed the following year because of governmental immunity.

Bailey said in court papers he never broke Eminem’s nose or beat or choked him in the school bathroom, like the 1999 song on “The Slim Shady LP” says.

Bailey’s attorney, Byron Nolen, said he was surprised Servitto wrote a rap to explain the case.

“I’m shocked that a judge would do that,” Nolen said.

There is no defamation in telling the truth. It is kind of shocking to hear those sarcastic rhymes.

Eminem’s story is a 100% true.

Bailey, who was two years older, a much bigger guy than him, terrorized him with a group of kids at Roseville Elementary School. About Marshall, D’Angelo says: “He was small, plus he had a big mouth.” According to legal sources (Debbie Mathers sued Marshall’s school), there are four recorded incidents of Marshall getting beaten up.

On October 15th, 1981, he got beaten up, was bruised, and got the wind knocked out of him. The consequences were nausea, abnormal sleepiness and had injuries on his lips and tongue.

Later November 14th, Marshall took another beating. He suffered from insomnia, vomiting, nightmares and antisocial behavior.
And it went on like this on December 21st: Marshall had injuries on his face, head, back and legs after another beating.

But the worst was to come in 1982, on January 13th. Marshall was intentionally hit with a snowball containing a heavy object, was wounded severely while lying on the ground and went into a coma. He also suffered from intermittent loss of vision in his right eye and from an intermittent loss of hearing when he woke up from the coma. When Marshall was transferred to the hospital, the doctors thought he was to die, but Marshall woke up 10 days later, and the first sentence he said was: “now I can spell elephant”. Debbie Mathers tried to sue Roseville Elementary School in 1982, because of Marshall’s head injury. She tried to prove that her son suffered from a lot of post-beating symptoms. But, unfortunately, the lawsuit was dismissed in 1983.

Who was talking about exaggeration?

30 thoughts on “D'Angelo Bailey Lawsuit thrown out by judge”

  1. shit bailey is a trash collector now and eminem is famous id like to see his bitch ass beat up em

  2. hahahahaaa, angelo picks up garbage of our streets while emin3m is at the stage makin millions of dollas! there is a god after all if u think of it…

  3. Im glad a bully like Baily got what he deserved. And he admitted to beating Eminem (Marshall Mathers) up, so Em keep up the good work, and Deanglo, hahahhaah a trash collector? serves you right for being a dick. Glad you didnt collect anything else but trash

  4. D’Angelo just take my anthrax garbagecan and stick your dick in it !!

    BITCH !!!!! whahhahaa

  5. Fuck You, All….Who Hates Eminem!
    He better Then Y’all
    I Hope Em, Beats Up D’angelo Or Whatever his fuckin name is!
    D’angelo…Suck Your Own Dick!

  6. Who was talking about exaggeration?

    that comment above at the end of this story was shit who ever wrote this.use fuckers in america would sue over spilt milk.yeh marshals mother would sue.all use mother fuckers would.america is crazy.yeh lets sue him for looking at me the wrong way.so lets stop blaming peeps for sueing.people are taking libertys for his money.AND THATS IT ………….PJ

  7. OMG EMiNEM iS SO FiNE!– i dONt CARE WHAt HAPPENEd tO HiM WE StiLl lOVE HiM!~ EM UR tHA BESt FUCk U d’ANGElO!*

  8. EMINEM IS SOOO FUCKIN BUFF I LOVE HIM!!! DONT THINK I COULD HAVE GONE ON WITHOUT HIM AND HIS MUSIC HES CHANGED MY LIFE 4 EVA D’ANGELO CAN GO FUCK HES SELF STUPID GAY FUCK GO PISS OFF N DIE U MUTHA FUCKER.

  9. Eminem keep the shit up my man! D’Angelo I cannot believe you almost killed him, you better watch out for me, I’ll fuckin cut ur nuts and feed em to you, you fat fascist fucker!

  10. D’Angelo is a stupid fat fuck punk as pussy bitch, if i ever saw him, ide fill a liquer bottle with piss and shatter his fucking lips with it, then ide cut off his dick, and shove it up his ass, then ide kick him in the face over and over till he had no identity

  11. d’angelo u fuckin suck ass you fuckin dipshit wut the fuck u thinkin? eminems one of the best rappers theres eva been and u almost killed him and u fuckin think u can sue him? hope u can sleep good at night knowin that u made money for the person u hate most

  12. Lmao.. some pretty heated comments here. I like eminem, but I don’t “love” him. And he doesn’t owe his fans a damn thing. You all act like you know him.

  13. First off im sure D’Angelo had no idea Em was gonna turn into a awsome rapper, i mean all he saw was a nerd and he did what bullys usually do to nerds. it happens to people every single day, what made eminem so different from any other looser back then, i admit it was harsh an all, but ya i also hafta admit d’angelo did sound like an asshole.

  14. You don’t know me I’m the unholy soley time patrolly
    I clock crazy credits and don’t rhyme for rollies
    Still bustin at the police know least one of my bullets
    Will hit my enemy in his face when this trigger, I pull it
    I’m twisted like a psychopath, I write my rhymes in blood
    I don’t got a DJ cause I a-cut him up
    They won’t let me on MTV I’d beat up Carson Daly
    And remind Eminem of D’Angelo Bailey
    Haley’s in a coma, Haley’s in a coma

  15. d’angelo is a twat. eminem should continue making his shit. he should sue d’angelo 4 braking his nose and 4 tryin 2 sue him.

  16. EMINEM is artictulate, clever, funny,and good for fucking. HEY! D’angelo and the rest of you DJ
    Mo Rons..When the fucking hell are you retards going to learn to read and write properly, so that you can spell big words and make whole sentences.Poor Shady, He must cringe, having a bunch of cretins like you lot as “Fans”. His retoric and acerbic wit is lost on you idiots! How fucking ironic! He can finally get it all out of his system in brilliant verbal assault and only the ears of you twits are flapping.The part I love the most is: You gits made him rich (deservably) but you can only recognize the monosyllabalic vulgar swear words and trash talk in his richly vibrant, passionate, poignant, sweetly ironic lyrics.
    What a motherfucking turd that would be if he knew.Shady would come and fucking kill you.

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