Jerry Heller (former N.W.A Manger) Files Lawsuit Against "Straight Outta Compton Biopic"
|Jerry Heller (former N.W.A Manger) Files Lawsuit|
Against "Straight Outta Compton Biopic"
Jerry Heller filed the complaint against Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, the estate of Eazy-E.Heller slams the hit film as falsely portraying him as responsible for the break-up of the rap act consisting of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E and others.
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Heller says he didn't take advantage of the artists, didn't withhold a $75,000 check from Ice Cube,wasn't enjoying lobster brunches while contracts were being finalized, wasn't fired by Eazy E and more.
Straight Outta Compton was a hit, earning nearly $160 million domestically in the first six weeks after it was released in August.
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The film uses elements of a script that Heller commissioned, and violates his copyright in a memoir that included his description of key moments depicted in the film, the lawsuit asserts.
Representatives for NBC Universal and Ice Cube declined comment. A publicist for Dr. Dre did not immediately return an email seeking comment.
Heller is suing Woods-Wright because he claims the film, which she helped produce, violates non-disparagement clauses in a settlement he reached with her in 1999. Woods-Wright could not be reached for comment.
Heller is seeking more than $110 million, although a jury would determine any damage verdict.