Pras Michel Sues Director For Somali Pirates Documentary

Movies & TV

The former Fugee member is now suing the director of his documentary about Somali Pirates. Details are after the break.

Pras filed a lawsuit against director Marshall Tyler, which was for a film that was allegedly about the rapper being held hostage by Somali pirates. TMZ reported yesterday that Pras hired Tyler in 2009 to direct “Paper Dreams,” which found the former Fugee rhymesayer remembering his near-death experience with the East African pirates.

In the lawsuit, Pras notes that he invested a large sum of his own money, to the tune of $70,000, but claims that Tyler won’t hand over the final cut footage. Pras is suing to either get back the footage, or his money back plus damages.

Interestingly enough, a rep for the director denies that Pras has any rights to the film, saying, “Pras is trying to assert ownership on material that Marshall owns the copyright to.” We will keep you posted as more about this situation develeops.

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