Jerry Heller Has Reportedly Filed a Defamation Lawsuit Against Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and More
'Straight Outta Compton' and right into a courthouse
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.