Home News “Lola Doll” avoids imprisonment by settling court matter
The assault charge against Guyanese makeup artist Lolita Callendar, popularly known as “Lola Doll,” and businesswoman Onika Pompey came to an end at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after Callendar forked up $800,000 as settlement.
Pompey had demanded the total to fix her “edges” and offset other damages caused by the fight between them.
During a sentencing hearing for Callendar on January 17, 2020, she had told the court she had to sell her car due to financial constraints. As such, she was given additional time to pay Pompey.
Initially, Callendar’s lawyer had told the court that she could only afford to pay Pompey $100,000. However, Pompey refused that sum.
On December 17, 2019, Callendar was found guilty of assaulting Pompey by Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty after the completion of the trial.
Callendar, 28, of Lot 231 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown, had pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on April 6, 2018, at Leopold Street, Georgetown, she caused grievous bodily harm to Pompey.
It was reported that on the day in question, Callendar and Pompey had a misunderstanding, which led to a scuffle that resulted in Pompey receiving lacerations about her body, including several bites.
Callendar was recently released from prison after being sentenced to six months behind bars in the British Virgin Islands for falsifying her HIV test in June 2019.
It was reported that in April 2019, the woman had a male take an HIV test under the name “Lolita Callendar.”
When the individual went to collect the results, he was in the company of the actual Lolita Callendar. At this point, the duo, upon obtaining the results, informed the staff that they needed the “Male” to be replaced with “Female.”
This caused the health workers at the medical institute to call in the police, and Callendar was arrested, charged, and found guilty of the offence.