Dame Dash sued by professional photographer
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Dame Dash sued by professional photographer

A judge recently ordered Dame Dash to hand over his shares of Roc-A-Fella Records to the movie producer Josh Weber after a copyright infringement violation. However, the music mogul now faces a new lawsuit as a professional photographer has sued him.

The court documents filed on February 22nd were drafted by the lawyer Christopher Brown on behalf of the professional photographer Monique Bunn, who is seeking damages from Dash.

The case, which a court had already dismissed, is now re-entering the judicial system as Bunn insists that the jury in the previous case didn’t fully understand the nature of the damages Bunn had incurred due to Dash’s alleged actions.

The 285-page document recently obtained by HipHopDX insists that Dash withheld the true value of the Roc-a-Fella photographs she had taken and didn’t adequately compensate her after using the pictures for profit-making products.

In the motion filed on behalf of Bunn, Brown wrote, “The evidence at trial – which was uncontroverted – established that each photo was worth $1,500, which should have resulted in a verdict for at least $384,750,000.” 

It continued, “It is well known that professional photographers earn much of their income through licensing their portfolio of photographs, and Defendants’ actions destroyed Ms. Bunn’s economic prospects. The jury ignored the valuation evidence and awarded zero to Ms. Bunn.”

This latest lawsuit concluded, “It is impossible to conceive how a jury could conclude that a professional photographer’s portfolio of thousands of photos, as well as photography equipment, could be worth zero. Especially when the Plaintiff and the Defendants both testify that the damages are in the millions. A new trial is warranted under these circumstances.”

You can see the full document below.