Dame Dash posted a video showing him pulling up on Lee Daniels demanding he repay him $2 million he loaned him in the early 2000s.
Via: Daily News
Damon Dash claims that Lee Daniels never intended to give him a co-executive producing credit for a planned Richard Pryor biopic, despite agreeing to do so.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday and acquired by the Daily News, the Roc-A-Fella mogul says he was scammed out of a credit and the 5% of backend profits that he was promised before Daniels ditched the project.
Dash said he was never informed of the movie’s progress and Daniels never “made any commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the EP consideration,” according to the lawsuit.
The music producer also posted a video on Instagram Tuesday of a confrontation with Daniels in which he threatened to go public with another lawsuit.
“I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream of being a director...it was the money I was using to fund my movies and stay Indy...he promised I get my money back in months...then he makes ‘Precious’ and goes missing so he doesn’t have to pay me...then ‘The Butler’...’Empire’...same s--t,” Dash captioned the video. “Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?”
In the video, Daniels says, “I know I’m wrong.”
Dash previously sued Daniels for $25 million in 2014, claiming that he had loaned the producer $2 million for rights to certain projects, including “Precious,” “Butler” and “Empire,” but never saw a dime back or the ownership rights.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday requests compensatory damages of $5 million.