Dame Dash Suing Lee Daniels for $25 Million


Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and Hip Hop entrepreneur, Dame Dash, is suing Hollywood director Lee Daniels for $25 million, according to reports.

Dash has gone to the New York Supreme Court as a first step towards filing a complaint against the Oscar-nominated director. The summons filed on Wednesday outlines claims of a breach in contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment and conversion, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dash claims to have invested $2 million in the 2004 drama The Woodsman, which Daniels produced, in exchange for producing credits. He says he set up similar deals with the filmmaker for a string of his other projects, including Oscar-winning 2009 release Precious, 2012 thriller The Paperboy and 2013’s The Butler.

Despite the agreement, Dash alleges Daniels did not hold up his end of the bargain.

“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,” Dash’s attorney Natraj Bhushan told The Post.

“Lee went on to a very successful career and all Damon wants is what he’s rightfully entitled to,” Bhushan said.

Lee Daniels has not responded to the allegations.

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