Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner Damon “Dame” Dash has reportedly sought legal action against renowned Hollywood director Lee Daniels to the sum of $25 million.
According to reports, Dash claims Daniels owes him credits on a handful of films.
Damon Dash, the music mogul who blew through a $50 million fortune and is reported to be deeply in debt, is suing Hollywood director Lee Daniels for $25 million. In Manhattan Supreme Court papers filed Thursday, Dash says Daniels owes him money and executive producer credits on at least half a dozen movies and television projects including “The Butler,” “Precious,” and “The Paperboy.” (NY Daily News)
Despite some film credits, Dame has not been paid for his contributions.
Although Dash did get producer credit on some of the early films, like the 2004 film “The Woodsman” starring Kevin Bacon and the 2005 crime thriller “Shadowboxer” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Helen Mirren, he says he was not compensated for the work. Dash’s name is missing entirely from the roster of producers in the later films. (NY Daily News)
Dame recently dished out his interest in working with ex-business partner Jay Z for a 20th anniversary tour.
“Oh sh*t @raquelmhorn just let me know it’s reasonable doubts 18th birthday…so glad we fought to own this 100 percent and it still creates income everyday… Its funny… Me and jay still own this together we might have to do a reasonable tour…maybe for the 20th anniversary…that way we could all make some money… I don’t see why he wouldn’t…might have to holla #freebiggs,” Dame captioned to a cover of Reasonable Doubt June 25. (Dame Dash’s Instagram)
Last December, Dame sparked some online commotion after posting up a photo of himself and Jay Z in Los Angeles.
“@ava_dash and I had a ball yesterday…haven’t seen this dude perform in years,” Dame wrote December 10. (Dame Dash’s Instagram)
The reunion reportedly went down backstage at one of Young Hov’s Los Angeles concert performances.
The Roc will never die! Earlier this year, we witnessed Jay Z and Dame Dash reconciling after nearly a decade at a former Roc-A-Fella staffer’s birthday party. We didn’t hear a peep about them hanging out after though, until now. On Instagram today, Dame released another flick of himself with his longtime friend, Mr. Dash. Last night, Dame brought his daughter went to go check out Jay’s show in Los Angeles. It was the very last show of Hov’s Magna Carta Holy Grail tour. (VIBE)