A Macomb County judge has denied a request by Eminem's mother to reconsider a settlement concerning a pair of defamation lawsuits.
Debbie Mathers-Nelson will receive a $25,000 settlement for what was once an $11 million lawsuit filed against her son, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III.
Macomb County Circuit Judge Mark Switalski denied a motion for reconsideration of the settlement. Mathers-Nelson claimed her son defamed her in lyrics and magazine interviews.
Mathers-Nelson contends she was pressured into settling the case for the small amount. But court records produced at a hearing earlier this month include a transcript of a voicemail message she left for Eminem's attorney May 9, saying she would settle for $25,000.
The judge ruled last week that the voicemail tape is indisputable and that Mathers-Nelson clearly accepted the terms of the settlement.
Peter Peacock, the rapper's attorney, said the case is over unless Eminem's mother appeals.
"We're very pleased with this," Peacock told the Detroit Free Press.
Mathers-Nelson's attorney, Michael Marsalese, said his client has not decided whether to take the case to the state Court of Appeals.