The co-founder of Roc-A-Fella was taken to court by author Edwyna Brooks in 2019 after he reportedly reneged on a 2015 deal to adapt her ‘Mafietta’ book series for the screen.
- Apr 15, 2020
AceShowbiz – Embattled hip-hop mogul Damon Dash has been ordered to pay up over a book-to-film deal gone wrong.
Author Edwyna Brooks took Dash to court last year (19) after he reportedly reneged on a 2015 deal to adapt her “Mafietta” book series for the screen.
Jay-Z‘s former business partner decided to direct the mafia film himself, but Brooks became frustrated by his actions after claiming he wasted production time and money on other projects, prompting her to fire Dash from the gig.
Despite losing the job, Brooks argues Dash continued to make claims about his involvement in the movie and even tried to sell it online – all without her approval.
She sued and now a U.S. judge has ruled Dash must hand over $300,000 (£238,000) in damages, plus interest, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
Dash, who has struggled financially for some time, is appealing the judgement.
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