Exclusive: Game's Manager Files $100 Mil Lawsuit Over "Snitch" Accusations
Friday, Oct 15, 2010 7:35AM
West Coast rapper Game's manager, Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, has exclusively informed SOHH of the libel lawsuit he is filing against the New York Daily News.
In an 11-page complaint revealed to SOHH, Rosemond detailed his grievances against the publication.
"Plaintiff James Rosemond, by his attorneys, brings this Complaint for money damages against the New York Daily News and Chuck Philips, and alleges as follows: This is an action for libel arising from the Daily News' September 13, 2010 publication of a misleading and false investigative report, entitled 'You don't say? No-snitch advocated exposed an informant.' First Cause Of Action: Defamation. Second Cause Of Action: Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress." (SOHH)
A list of his monetary demands is also included in the document.
"Plaintiff James Rosemond demands judgement against Defendants Daily News and Philips as follows: (a) An awards of actual and special damages on the first cause of action in an amount to be determined at trial, but not less than $10 million, plus interest; (b) An awards of actual and special damages on the second cause of action in an amount to be determined at trail, but not less than $10 million, plus interest; (c) An award of punitive, or exemplary damages, on both causes of action in an amount to be determined at trial, but not less than $100 million, plus interest; (d) Such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper, including an award of costs and reasonable attorneys' fees." (SOHH)
According to the newspaper's reports last month, Rosemond's ex-attorney confirmed his cooperation with authorities in the past.
One of Rosemond's former lawyers even cited his repeated cooperation with the authorities in asking for leniency in a Los Angeles gun case. He noted that Rosemond's dime-dropping helped Brooklyn prosecutors send a man to jail - exactly what the "stop snitching" campaign rails against. Investigators say it's hypocrisy: Rosemond dishes when it suits him, yet makes a fortune off artists like Game (real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor), who titled a 2005 album "Stop Snitchin/Stop Lyin." This is what the court records show: While Rosemond was held on a drug and gun case in North Carolina in 1996, four inmates plotted a jailbreak and asked him to join. He alerted authorities and spent several days in solitary to avoid retribution, his lawyer at the time wrote in court papers obtained by The News from federal archives. In 1997, facing bail-jumping charges in New York, Rosemond gave information about crooked jail officials who altered paperwork to let him post bail. He made "several monitored phone calls to one of the correction officers,"but the target was suspicious and "reluctant to speak with Mr. Rosemond," court papers said. (New York Daily News)
Despite the accusations, Rosemond's current lawyer denied the claims.
Rosemond's new lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, says his client is no snitch, no matter what's in court papers. "The fact is that prosecutors later claimed he flat-out lied to them, and they weren't happy about it," said Lichtman, a top defense lawyer. He noted his client never signed a cooperation agreement. "He met with [federal prosectors] for a single session, but there are plenty of reasons people meet with prosecutors. His lawyer at the time inflated what happened in an attempt to get a better sentence, and it didn't work." (New York Daily News)
Rosemond is the CEO of Czar Entertainment and a veteran in the music industry.
He's been known, revered and even feared within the hip-hop industry as Jimmy Henchman for over a decade. Now, he's still respected and feared, but as Jimmy Rosemond. That's right, the industry veteran and CEO of Czar Entertainment, has dropped the Henchman tag and is entering the next phase of his burgeoning business. In a day and age in hip-hop where industry cats only talk tough, Rosemond just shows and proves ... and in relative silence. He was instrumental in making the Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis fight happen. But, you didn't know that. See, Rosemond doesn't talk much. He just gets the job done. (Ballerstatus)
Check out a recent Jimmy Rosemond interview down below: