Damon Dash Releases Statement About Curren$y Lawsuit

posted Tuesday March 27 ,2012 at 01:40PM CDT | 113 comments

Damon Dash Releases Statement About Curren$y Lawsuit

UPDATE: Curren$y claims that Damon Dash released two of his LPs without his consent, demanding $1.5 million in damages.

Curren$y has sued Damon Dash for releasing two of his albums without permission.

According to TMZ, Spitta and Dame attempted to negotiate a deal to release music via DD172 in 2010, but the deal never went through. Dash released two of his albums that year, but failed to execute a contract. Curren$y then signed with Warner Bros. last year.

But after Curren$y signed with WBR, Dash continued to release his music, despite the fact that Spitta's new label had exclusive rights to his music. Curren$y is suing Dash for $1.5 million in damages and demands that he stop profiting off of him in any way.

Dash has already filed a response to the suit, claiming that he has the legal right to release his albums and was given permission. He also states that Curren$y screwed him over by ignoring their agreement and instead signing with WBR. A judge is yet to rule on the matter.

[March 25]

UPDATE: Damon Dash has released a statement through his lawyer, Joshua E. Seidman, regarding Curren$y's lawsuit over the unauthorized release of two albums on BluRoc Records. Read the statement below (via X).

“My client’s initial reaction to the lawsuit was that of surprise, particularly in light of Curren$y’s numerous statements that the ‘Muscle Car Chronicles’ would be released by BluRoc,” states Damon Dash’s attorney, Joshua E. Seidman.

“On March 15, 2012, the plaintiffs appeared in Federal Court to argue for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin my client from the continued distribution of the ‘Muscle Car Chronicles’.

The plaintiffs’ application was denied in open Court by Federal Judge Andrew Carter and the album was permitted to remain available through iTunes and other retailers. While the situation remains ongoing, we are hopeful that an amicable resolution can be reached.

My client wishes Curren$y the best in all of his future career endeavors. However, he has expressed a deep concern with respect to the manner in which the artist’s attorney and manager have conducted themselves. He sincerely hopes that Curren$y is not being misled or pressured into making unwise decisions, such as the filing of what appears to be a potentially frivolous litigation.”

RELATED: Damon Dash To Launch Hong Kong Branch of DD172

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