Another day, another frivolous lawsuit.
Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller is suing Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the estate of Eazy-E, and NBC Universal for $110 million. Jerry Heller’s claiming that Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and NBC Universal defamed his character when they portrayed him as a predator and thieving manager in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
“Heller says he was portrayed as “the bad guy” and “a sleazy manager who took advantage of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.” And he says there are other lies in the movie, including:
— He withheld a $75k check from Ice Cube
— He fraudulently induced Dre and Cube to sign unfavorable contracts
— He enjoyed lobster brunches while the contracts were being signed
— He was fired by Eazy-E”
Jerry claims he never gave NBC Universal permission to use his likeness for the film, and now wants to profit off its earnings. Interestingly enough, the 75-year-old music manager went to the film’s premiere and sat front row with his lawyers.
Jerry’s suing for $35 million in compensatory damages, $75 million in punitive damages, and for all profits the film made.
Doubt if Jerry will ever see the money he’s suing for, but stranger things have happened.
SOURCE: TMZ | VIDEO SOURCE: TMZ