Dame Dash Says $5M Lawsuit Didn't Change Lee Daniels Friendship

As Damon Dash was leaving the National Film And Television Awards Ceremony at Globe Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 5), the Hip Hop mogul was requested if he and Lee Daniels had been buddies regardless of a $5 million lawsuit. 

“Yeah, we’re buddies now,” Dash stated. “We’re good. We stick collectively.”

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In June, Dash sued the acclaimed director for $5 million, claiming they'd an settlement that Daniels did not honor. Dash was speculated to get a co-executive producing credit score on a Richard Pryor challenge and 5 p.c of Daniels’ backend income. Dash stated he loaned Daniels $2 million that he by no means paid again.

Things got here to a head when Dash confronted Daniels at Diana Ross present in Hollywood in late June.

In a since-deleted Instagram submit, Dash defined why he was taking authorized motion.

“I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream of being a director,” he wrote within the caption. “it was the cash I used to be utilizing to fund my films and keep Indy…he promised I get my a refund in months.

“then he makes treasured and goes lacking so he doesn’t should pay me…then then Butler…empire…similar shit Why does this dude really feel like he doesn’t should pay me?…why do I've to look loopy to get my a refund…or go to courtroom.”

Dash dropped the lawsuit in November.