Straight Outta Compton Sued By Jerry Heller!

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Jerry Heller Straight Outta Compton

The former manager of Hip Hop legends N.W.A., Jerry Heller is reportedly seeking damages that if successful could wipe out the entire profits from the Straight Outta Compton biopic.

The seventy-five year old Heller is suing just about anyone connected with the movie including Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the estate of the late Eazy-E, Universal and NBC for $110 million. Amongst a list of grievances, he alleges that the film defames him and that his likeness was used without seeking his permission.

He also contends that he is portrayed as ‘a sleazy manager who took advantage of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube’.

The quoted figure of $110 million includes $35 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages plus a percentage of the film’s profits. As Straight Outta Compton has reportedly grossed about $200 million so far, that would mean that if Heller were to win he would receive more than half of the takings.

Seems a bit excessive, even for a manager! (sleazy or otherwise.)

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