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Jerry Heller Has Reportedly Filed a Defamation Lawsuit Against Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and More

'Straight Outta Compton' and right into a courthouse

Jerry Heller, the former manager of N.W.A, has reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit against Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the estate of Eazy-E, the producers of Straight Outta Compton, and more. Per TMZ:

Heller says he was portrayed as “the bad guy” and “a sleazy manager who took advantage of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.” And he says there are other lies in the movie, including:
— He withheld a $75k check from Ice Cube
— He fraudulently induced Dre and Cube to sign unfavorable contracts
— He enjoyed lobster brunches while the contracts were being signed
— He was fired by Eazy-E

Heller also takes issue with the film using his likeness without permission. As far as money comes into play, the former manager wants $35 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive. He’s also allegedly going after the film’s profits. Read more here.