Lee Daniels Hit With $25 Million Lawsuit From Damon Dash

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By: Camille Augustin / August 14, 2014

Damon Dash is ordering a new lawsuit against famed film director Lee Daniels.

The Roc-a-Fella co-founder hit Daniels with a $25 million suit for “unpaid movie royalties,” Hip-Hop Wired reports. Dash states that he allocated $2 million out of his own account for funding in a few of Daniels’ former productions like The Woodsman, and Precious, but Dash never received “a return on his investment.”

Dash’s attorney Natraj Bhushan told the New York Post that this ordeal is “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.” Bhushan also said, “Lee went on to a very successful career and all Damon wants is what he’s rightfully entitled to.”

The $25 million lawsuit orders Daniels to repay Dash’s investment, interest, and film royalties.

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