Hip hop mogul Damon Dash, left, has filed a $5 million breach of contract lawsuit against filmmaker Lee Daniels over the profits to an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic.
Dash, CEO of Roc-A-Wear, previously sued the 58-year-old filmmaker for $25 million in 2014, claiming he loaned Daniels $2 million in 2004 in exchange for the rights to films Precious, The Butler and TV show Empire.
In court documents, Dash insisted he had not received a penny from the projects.
Damon and Lee settled in 2015, and, according to The Blast, Dash was promised co-executive producing credit on the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic, starring Mike Epps, Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Murphy, and Kate Hudson.
The 47-year-old is also supposed to receive 5 per cent of the gross profits from the film.
However, he insists Daniels is not holding up his end of the agreement and is failing to give Dash any updates about the film which is still in the production phase. Dash is seeking $5 million in damages and a co-executive producer credit.
Earlier this week, Dash uploaded a video to Instagram of a confrontation between himself and the movie mogul at a recent Diana Ross concert.
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 then Butler...empire...same shit Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?...why do I have to look crazy to get my money back...or go to court...ask @theoriginalbigdaddy why he doesn’t feel like he has to pay me even though he has it...what type of shit is this.. #paywhatyouowe I’m going to put this whole thing on my ig tv in a few... true definition of a culture vulture @culturevultures_book ...eats off the culture but Robs the culture at the same time... see you back in court Lee your gonna pay me what you owe...please everyone ask him way he doesn’t think he has to pay me... @tmz_tv @vanlathan @theshaderoom @deadline @worldstar @voguemagazine @people @pagesix @oprah @halleberry
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