Former hip-hop mogul Dame Dash is suing filmmaker Lee Daniels for $25 million, according to Dash’s lawyer Natraj Bhushan. Dame has stated that he helped fund movie projects for Daniels and was never repaid for his financial contributions.
Now that Daniels has found success with films such as Precious and The Butler, Dash is demanding that he be compensated.
“It’s very upsetting because there was a certain point where Lee was up-and-coming and Damon, as a music mogul and producer, really saw potential,” Bhushan told The NY Post. “Lee went on to a very successful career and all Damon wants is what he’s rightfully entitled to.”
The lawsuit states that Dash has been a financier of several of Daniels’ films, including Precious and The Woodsman.
Dash has also reportedly filed a lawsuit against talent manager Simon Sheffield. Dash is suing Sheffield for defamation, and asserts that Sheffield hurt his reputation in the industry. He is asking for $1 million.