When rapper Timbaland sues over watch money, you know it has to be serious business. In fact it is, as the hip hop star is trying to win a claim against his insurance company for a $1.8 million watch that went missing two years ago.
As reported by TMZ.com on Jan. 26, the hip hop artist whose real name is Timothy Mosley, has now filed a lawsuit against American Home Assurance Company. He claims he had originally paid $50,000 to get the watch (along with other valuables) covered with insurance as of May 2010. Reportedly, the watch is valued at $1.8M and is a Jacob & Co. 18K white gold watch full of diamonds.
Timbaland has claimed the watch went missing as of August 2010, and at that time filed his claim with the AHA company. However, the company has denied his claim, refusing to pay him anything. This has led to the lawsuit.
TMZ notes that this all happened around the same time Tim's family was worried he might commit suicide two years ago. He was apparently "so distraught" by losing the watch that his family feared he might try to kill himself. However, Timbaland also told police "someone he knows" probably had something to do with the missing watch. He even said in his suit (and under oath) that his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter was the culprit, possibly picking up the watch and playing around with it and then losing it somewhere.
Nonetheless the high-priced timepiece is now the focal point of Timbaland's massive lawsuit to try to reclaim the loss. So far, his insurance company is not budging though, so this could get messy!
Timbaland is a hip hop producer and artist who hails from Norfolk, Virginia. His most recent song released was called "Hands in the Air" and features singer Ne-Yo.