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Although Dame Dash recently took initiative to apologize for some past tension and amicably settled a lawsuit with director Lee Daniels, it appears as though the music mogul still has some legal trouble to work through.
As reported, director Josh Webber is suing Dash for defamation, accusing the Roc-A-Fella co-founder of making slanderous comments on social media, including referring to him as a "pure culture vulture."
According to court documents, Webber claims he lost a $6 million investment for a project that "specifically references the actions of Dash as the reason the contract was terminated." He also claims he lost out on another opportunity that would have resulted in a $275,000 paycheck due to Dash's comments.
As reported by The Blast, Webber is suing Dash for $7 million, an amount that is partially correlated from the amount of social media followers the entertainment executive has. After subtracting the alleged amount of money lost due to Dash's comments, Webber believes he should be awarded an additional $565,000, which adds up to $1 per follower. In totally, the director is asking for a total of $6.84 million for himself and another $565,000 for his company, Muddy Water Pictures.
The former working relationship between Webber and Dash culminated into a lawsuit after the former made the accusation that the industry veteran would show up high on set and overall disrupt their workflow. Webber claims they dropped him from the project in 2018 and completed it without him despite Dash marketing the project as his own on social media.
Last month, a New York federal judge ordered a temporary injunction against Dash. At the time of this report, the lawsuit remains ongoing.
Take a look at Dame Dash and Josh Webber both speaking on the situation on their respective social media accounts in the posts below.
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I wasn’t gonna speak on this bum but fuck him and his lies.. I won’t sit back and let this guy try to slander or bully me any longer. Truth is @duskopoppington is not a true independent artist or business man like he tries to pretend to be.. He was HIRED by @muddfilms to “Direct” the film #thelist originally as a “celebrity” Director. I was the producer of the film and asked to ensure that it actually got made by ghost directing certain aspects. Dame has no idea what directing a movie actually is or takes and was constantly yelling at crew members/cast, berating people on set, smoking weed and basically sleeping at the wheel. 🤒 Then while in the process of finishing the film, Dame was being a hot head with the studio executive producer/financier stepping out of line and finally got FIRED!! 🤡 ⌛️ I was approached to finish the job by directing the movie to completion and attached my company to help in its formal release. Really simple to understand. Everyone involved knows the truth especially our core cast @brianjwhite @claudiajordan @officialcshort #honorablepeoplesticktogether. This happened a long time ago already. He just mad because we about to put it out finally and had him cut out the movie entirely like the sucker he is. Dame is only sour because he put himself in a position to lose like he has done so many times in previous business’s. 🎙 He is only mad at himself for being an idiot and looking for someone to blame so he screams “Culture Vulture” Grow up! Don’t try and make this a race thing! #keepitmovingdummy #nobodycares #youmadbro @funkflex said it best #damedashisaliar and is the true #culturevulture, look up his history.. 👊🏼 @xxl @bet @vanlathan @tmz @entertainmenttonight @enews #damedash #ceobeef
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More bubblegum shit...I was going to deal with this later but I guess I’ll have to deal with it now...this is the movie the list #thelist that I directed and produced about a year ago... @muddfilms is pretending he owns this film and @joshawebber (pure culture vulture) is pretending he directed this movie I’m letting you know now we will be legally dealing with this and any one that touches this film before this is handled will be exposed legally as well... and I know @officialcshort @claudiajordan @brianjwhite @torreihart would never ever check for anything but the truth and only the truth cause it looks like you all are gonna have to tell it... #staytuned this dude thinks because I was kind enough to let him put up 100 grand just so he could stay in the movie after I found out @tonywhiteceo @tony4331 was lying about the budget means he owns this... #staytuned #whycantwejustdohonorablebusiness @vanlathan you saw the movie... here we go again we have to do better @variety @deadline @nytimes @balleralert @tmz_tv #staytuned all good this is just part of the game... #ceobeef