Damon Dash is best known as one of the co-founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, alongside Jay-Z and Kareem Burke. Dame has a long history of legal troubles. Dash recently lost yet another legal battle.
On Wednesday, a jury ruled against Damon “Dame” Dash in a copyright infringement and defamation lawsuit. The co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records must pay a total of $805,000 to director Josh Webber and Muddy Water Pictures.
The plaintiffs accused Dame of attempting to promote himself as a producer for the Dear Frank film after he was fired from the project. Dash allegedly changed the title of the film to The List.
Muddy Water Pictures hired Dame Dash to co-direct Dear Frank in 2016. Dash was fired two years later for allegedly being high on the set. The lawsuit was filed in 2019 by the filmmakers. Dear Frank stars Brian White, Claudia Jordan, Columbus Short, Nicholas Turturro, Torrei Hart, and Kearia Schroeder. Lil Durk, a hip hop recording artist, also makes an appearance in the film.
Dame Dash has responded to his loss in court. On his verified Instagram page, the 50-year-old entrepreneur announced his legal defeat. “You have to lose some battles to win a war… stay tuned #fatliars #youllneverbeme. Don’t ever say you Directed MY movie,” wrote Dash in the Instagram caption.
On his Instagram account, Josh Webber also responded to the news of his legal victory over Dame Dash. The former New York Film Academy student posted, “Case closed. @duskopoppington #dearfrankmovie.”
Muddy Water Pictures was awarded $30,000 for copyright infringement and $125,000 in punitive damages by the jury. Webber was awarded $400,000 in compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages for defamation. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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