Chile, the drama around that Straight Outta Compton film just doesn’t stop. According to TMZ, Jerry Heller, who was the former manager of the rap group, is suing Dr Dre, Ice Cube, the producers, basically anyone who had a hand in the film for defamation of character.
If you’ve seen the movie you know how shady Jerry’s character was, cheating Eazy E and the rest of NWA out of some serious cash.
Jerry is now clapping back claiming that many things that were showed in the movie did not really happen. He denies keeping money from Ice Cube, as well as getting fired by Eazy E and drafting fraudulent contracts.
The former manager also claimed that he never gave permission to use his likeness and along with the defamation suit he is also after a chunk of the movie profits. Heller wants $35 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages to make this all go away.
Heller either got cheated out of some checks or he is trying to make a come up off Dr. Dre and Ice Cube again. Either way, it will be interesting to see how this plays out in court.
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