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Lawsuit against Janet Jackson dismissed

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New York, (ANI): A Bronx man who filed a 120million-dollar lawsuit against singer Janet Jackson, after he was allegedly beaten up by her bodyguards, has been told by a Manhattan judge that his petition cannot be maintained for want of evidence.

The judge dismissed the lawsuit filed in 2005 by Leonard Salati, who claimed that Jackson had ordered her bodyguards to rough him up at Chelsea hot spot Marquee, reports the New York Daily News.

Supreme Court Justice Jane Solomon dismissed Salati's claims against Jackson, saying that there was no evidence the singer had ordered the February 2004 beatdown from her perch in the VIP area at the 10th Ave. club. Solomon also threw out Salati's case against Marquee, saying that he could offer no evidence the club hired muscle with 'dangerous and hostile tendencies'.

In her June 25 decision, Solomon said that the incident happened when Salati tried to slip Jackson his telephone number. Salati can still sue two security firms involved in the incident and other defendants.

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