‘Straight Outta Compton’ Hit With $110 Million Defamation Lawsuit

Published: Saturday 31st Oct 2015 by David

Dr. Dre‘s ‘Straight Outta Compton‘ has fresh legal trouble on its box office-rocking hands.

Details below…

N.W.A’s manager filed a $110 million lawsuit against the movie hours ago for the alleged defamation of his character in the biopic.

Jerry Heller claims the movie falsely portrayed him as a negative driving force that split the Hip-Hop group up and took advantage of its members by withholding their money and spending it on lobster brunches.

Unfortunately, the movie’s creators aren’t the only ones Heller has taken aim at. For, the suit also forces NBC Universal, Legendary Pictures, Comptown Records, the artists who were portrayed in the movie and its director F. Gary Gray.

Billboard adds:

Heller and parties connected to Easy-E are said to have come to an agreement they “shall not make any statements, directly or indirectly in writing, orally, or in any other form, which disparage in any way the other.”

Heller also says through the lawsuit that he entered into an oral contract with various parties to collaborate on a book, and that those parties prepared at least four screenplays with two being titled “Straight Outta Compton.” In 2006, his book was published by Simon and Schuster. The former N.W.A. manager is now asserting that this year’s film was based on those screenplays.

He also claims that the movie’s creatives did not ask for his permission to have him represented in the project and claims that their representation of him has tarnished his reputation.

N.W.A is yet to respond.

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  1. john October 31, 2015

    I smell BS… utter BS!! He will probz settle for 1 million. He probz washed up and broke and looking for money

  2. Diamond Princess October 31, 2015

    These industry execs kill me! No one even knew who half of them were until a movie came out about them. They should be happy their names are back in the spotlight negative or not. Pebbles tried to do the same thing to TLC. Money hungry B#%$&@! It’s not defamation if it’s the truth. It’s very hard to prove IMO. It’s a he said she said BS.

  3. MsYonce October 31, 2015

    Well damn

  4. SMH October 31, 2015

    He must be taking cues from Pebbles lol

  5. another bty day something ain’t wrong October 31, 2015

    He gonna lose. And he is BS

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