According to LA Fox News affiliate, Fox 11 News, the fake Rick Ross is ready to settle with the former crack dealer whose name and image he hijacked for his own financial gain.
“Freeway” Ricky Ross says the former corrections officer, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts, has made millions exploiting his name and image.
In an interview two years ago, after he finally came clean about his former life as a prison guard, Roberts denied ever knowing who Ricky Ross was when he assumed the name of the former crack dealer.
Now that the real Ross has filed a $10 million lawsuit against him, Roberts quickly changed his name to “Ricky Rozay” and he’s anxious to ante up some cash to settle the suit.
But Ross wants the lawsuit to proceed through the courts. He told Fox 11 that the fake Ross has made millions using his name and it’s “too late in the game” to settle now. He also wants 50% of Robert’s royalties.