News: DMX Accused Of Keeping $6K Deposit From Canceled MMA Fight, New Claims Cited In $1 Mil Lawsuit
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 2:25PM
DMX has reportedly been accused of failing to return a $6,000 advance when he canceled his Alabama Pride mixed martial arts match which was scheduled later this month.
According to reports, Thunder Promotions have revealed new accusations in its $1 million lawsuit against X.
The promoters of an upcoming boxing match that was to have featured rapper DMX, claim that in addition to backing out of the fight at the last minute, the rapper has failed to return a deposit. Promoters also allege the DMX and his manager scammed them using a fake management company. Thunder Promotions officially filed the lawsuit on November 20th in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County Alabama. Thunder Promotions' lawsuit states that although DMX accepted a $6,000 deposit to fight, he backed out of the match when they refused to guarantee his safety or fix the fight in his favor. (All Hip Hop)
Speculation on a possible lawsuit began to circulate last month when the rapper was replaced by Coolio.
Thunder Productions tells TMZ they have signed Coolio to the upcoming celebrity boxing match scheduled to take place in Alabama next month. They tell us Coolio has been much easier to deal with and "he is going to take this seriously." X had previously agreed to the bout, but only on the condition he was guaranteed to win. (TMZ)
Reports landed online in September with X headlining the event.
Thunder Promotions recently announced that Alabama Pride: Butterbean vs. Tank Abbott is set to take place on December 12 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Headlining the event is a heavyweight match-up between Butterbean and Tank Abbott. Thunder Promotions also announced is a celebrity fight between co-headliners rapper DMX and musician Eric Martinez. (MMA Waves)
In addition to the lawsuit, DMX also owes roughly $1.5 million to the government due to back taxes.
The IRS filed a $442,869 lien against DMX and his wife on Jan. 2 in the New York City Register's office. The IRS filed a $663,554 lien against DMX on Sept. 10, 2007, in the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Recorder's office. According to the lien, he owes income taxes from 2002, 2003 and 2005. The state of New York filed an $8,343 tax warrant against the couple on Feb. 15, 2007, in the New York County Clerk's office. The New York State Tax Commission filed a $44,357 tax warrant against the couple on March 6, 2006, in New York. The IRS filed a $370,460 lien against the couple on Sept. 20, 2005, in New York. (Detroit News)
No further details have been released as of now.
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