Damon Dash is going after Lee Daniels once again, this time for shorting him out of a movie producer credit and some big time cash, according to a new lawsuit.
The Roc-A-Fella mogul claims Daniels promised to try to get him on as an executive producer for a Richard Pryor biopic along with 5 percent on Daniels’ back-end profits. According to the docs, Daniels bailed on the project and did not deliver on his promises.
Dash, who is suing for $5 million, was seen confronting Daniels at a Diana Ross show at the Hollywood Bowl last week, informing him he’s about to hit him with another lawsuit if he doesn’t get paid soon.
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
Daniels seemed to agree he was in the wrong. As we reported, Dash sued Daniels in 2014 over an alleged loan that went unpaid and this new suit stems from a settlement agreement the two struck in 2015.