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Damon Dash Arrest Warrant Issued, Owes Ex-Wife $342K

April 30th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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We’re not sure what Damon Dash is working on professionally, but it’s safe to assume that his personal affairs are in shambles. Shortly after losing custody of his daughters to his ex-wife Rachel Roy, an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to Bossip, Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper signed off on the warrant Wednesday when Dash pulled a no-show during another court appearance. The only way that Dash can avoid prison time is if he forks over $341,999 to Roy. According to the fashion designer’s attorney Donald Suares, her ex-husband–whom she divorced in 2009—owes $91, 249 in child support and school and camp tuition. Suares also says that Dash owes Roy $250, 750 because he violated their divorce agreement by defaulting on the mortgages on their New York homes. He has also been ordered to pay an additional $25,000 towards his ex-wife’s legal fees.

“He failed on his default,” Judge Cooper said. “He has failed to appear.”

“I will issue a warrant,” he continued, “unless he can avoid arrest by purging contempt, and the purge is $341,999.”

Interestingly, Dash also claims that Roy owes him money He filed a lawsuit last week in Manhattan Supreme Court alleging that she mismanaged Royale Etenia, a fashion company that the duo started together prior to the divorce.

It’s so unfortunate that things have come to this. Hopefully, Dash has the cash to keep himself from behind bars.

Damon Dash Loses Custody Of Daughters To Ex-Wife Rachel Roy

April 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It appears that the custodial saga between Damon Dash and his ex-wife Rachel Roy is over—at least for now it is.

According to TMZ, Roy was awarded sole legal and physical custody of their daughters Ava Dash, 15, and Tallulah Dash, 6. Both Roy and Dash were petitioning for full custody of the girls.

As previously reported, the designer and the former record label executive have accused one another of being bad parents who resort to insane measures to spite the other. As you may recall, Dash took to Instagram a few weeks ago Dash claiming that Roy has been intentionally trying to keep him away from his children.

Interestingly, it doesn’t appear that the 43-year-old has been trying his best to remain in his daughters’ lives because he failed to show up for court today, which probably didn’t help his argument. As a result of the new ruling, he is only allowed supervised visitation with his daughters. Roy was also granted a three-year restraining order against Dash.

So far, the former Roc-a-Fella CEO has not commented on the ruling, but our guess is that he will try to fight it in some way shape or form. It’s unclear why he was a no-show at court today, but if his Instagram page serves as any indication of his whereabouts, he selected today—of all days—to go on a road trip with his lady friend Raquel Horn. Perhaps he already knew that he would not be awarded custody and didn’t want to go through the formality of hearing it from the judge’s mouth. However, his actions still seem kind of careless.

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Rachel Roy Calls Cops On Damon Dash For Allegedly Failing To Send Their Kid To School

April 2nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The bitter feud between Damon Dash and his ex-wife Rachel Roy is heating up. Last week, the fashion designer called the cops on her famous ex-hubby because she claimed that he hadn’t been sending one of their daughters to school, TMZ reports.

According to court documents, Roy has been trying to have Dash’s visitation privileges revoked because she considers him to be an unfit father. She also alleged that he kidnapped their daughter from a nail salon. She is also reportedly alleging that he is a drug addict with a history of domestic violence.

Dash, however, believes that his ex is simply using their children as a pawn in her attempt to make a power move on him. He hasn’t made it clear what he thinks her motive for all of this is.

“Using the kids to get back at the fathers does nothing positive for the kids,” the former hip hop mogul wrote on Instagram yesterday. “Crazy how hard I’ve had to fight to be a good dad with emotional women…. The math just doesn’t add up to me…but I will always fight to make sure my kids have a mother and a father but it’s the most non logical fight on the planet.”

He also released footage of the police waiting for him at his Los Angeles home after Roy called the authorities on him and just two weeks ago, the Roc-A-Fella founder accused Roy of trying to keep him away from his kids.

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It’s unfortunate that things have come to this. Hopefully, they can find a way to reach a happy medium—although it doesn’t appear that this will be happening in the near future.

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Stacey Dash Reveals That Her Family, Including Damon Dash, Turned Their Back On Her Because Of Her Political Views

December 17th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Remember back in the day when everybody used to love Stacey Dash? Well, these days, the love has gone ever since the actress decided to be a very outspoken Conservative and harshly criticize everyone from President Obama to Beyoncé and Jay Z, Kanye West (whose “All Falls Down” video she starred in back in the day), Democrats, and black folks in general (we’re “uneducated” and “feel worthless” under President Obama, according to her). Dash’s opinions haven’t necessarily been embraced (except by Fox News, who she now is a contributor for), and she knows that. But who knew that they affected her relationships with her family and friends?

In an interview with The Edit to promote her upcoming book, There Goes My Social Life, Dash revealed that her family was the main group of people telling her to keep her extreme right-wing opinions to herself, and when she didn’t, they fell out. She says that she’s also lost some friends for being so thirsty her political views:

Being told that she is a traitor to her race because she turned her back on Obama and urged to kill herself must have been upsetting. But it was the effect Dash’s defection had on her personal life that hurt her most. “My family and I have not spoken,” she says more quietly. “My cousin Damon and my brother [Darien, CEO of DME Interactive Holdings] were role models to me because they were great capitalists. Now we’re not really talking because they were the ones who told me to keep my mouth shut. They felt that I should do certain things because I’m black.” She pauses. “Certain friends don’t speak to me any more either. But you know what? In the street I get [approached by] so many people of every color saying: ‘Thank you so much for standing up and being so brave.’ I thought it was time to have a black president and that it would unite us in such a profound way. But as a country, I don’t think we’ve been so divided since the Civil Rights Movement. I mean, isn’t it extraordinary that we are even discussing race in 2014?”

Stacey and Dame definitely used to seem pretty close, so it’s a shame that her views have put a dent in her relationship with those she cares about. And that’s all I’m going to say about that…

But what do you think?

Damon Dash Ordered To Testify In A $7 Million Lawsuit Over Roc-A-Fella Logo

November 3rd, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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According to a New York Daily News exclusive, Damon Dash has been ordered to testify under oath in the Roc-A-Fella Records logo lawsuit.

It all involves a $7 million suit over royalties stemming from the Roc-A-Fella Records logo. The person suing is Dwayne Walker who says he designed the logo. And now a Manhattan federal judge has ordered that Dash be deposed in the case. Walker’s lawyer also wants Jay Z to be forced to testify.

Dash and Jay Z are two of the founders of Roc-A-Fella. In Walker’s suit he claims he made a deal in 1994 with Dash and Jay Z that gave him $3,500 and two percent of company revenue for 10 years for the design. But now he says he received only the $3,500.

According to Judge Ronald Ellis, Dash seems to have the most knowledge on who designed the label’s logo. And Dash, reports the News, is estimated to be worth about $2 million, despite Dash claiming he’s broke.

“The main actor is always the person who should be deposed first,” Ellis said of Dash. “He appears to have had the most boots-on-the-ground involvement in this.”

Ellis withheld judgment about calling Jay Z until after Dash’s testimony. “I remain at odds as to what exactly the nature of (Jay Z’s) deposition would be,” Ellis said. “All this might be in a better light after Mr. Dash’s deposition.”

“Mr. Carter is claiming he doesn’t know where the Roc-A-Fella Records logo came from — it really strains credulity,” said Walker’s attorney Greg Berry.

But Jay Z’s attorney Eleanor Lackman countered that the rap mogul doesn’t remember Walker, and Jay Z would never have entered into an agreement including royalties.

So this is an issue that will need to be sorted out through testimony because clearly there’s just a lot of back and forth and “I don’t knows” going on here. Will be interesting to hear what Dash has to say.

Damon Dash Remembers Aaliyah On 13 Year Anniversary Of Her Death: ‘It’s A Beautiful Pain’

August 26th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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13 years ago, the entertainment industry suffered a major loss when R&B singer Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash. Left to mourn were her relatives, friends, fans and boyfriend, Damon Dash. Monday marked another anniversary of the singer’s death and Damon still seems to be grappling with it all, which we completely understand.

“You will always be with me and I feel you protect me every day,” he kicked off a series of Instagram posts. “I know I’m the coolest because you’re the one that told I was… I miss my best friend every day not just today I love you.”

“My nephew lil bobby just sent me this… So crazy… They all loved her cause she played video games and watched cartoons always keep these dudes with me look at @boogiedash,” he continued.

“I know how it feels to have the hottest chick in the game wearing my chain @nataneboudreau just sent me this picture.”

He concluded with an image of Aaliyah at a celebrity softball game.

“This was at that softball game where we beat badboy… She was always such a team player… Check the chain I can’t believe it’s been 13 years… The love is still the same… It will always be it’s a beautifull pain… Hard to articulate #bestthateverdidit.”

It has to be difficult losing a significant other, so I can’t even begin to imagine what Dame went through and is probably still going through.

Damon Dash Sues Lee Daniels For $25 Million

August 14th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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In random entertainment news, Former Rock-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash is reportedly suing Lee Daniels—at least that’s what TMZ is reporting.

According to reports, Daniels and Dash entered into an agreement ten years ago where Dash invested in Daniels’ film projects—including “Precious,” “The Woodsman,” “Precious,” “The Paperboy” and “The Butler.” Dash claims that he invested $2 million into Daniels’ “The Woodsman” project, but never received a dime in return.

Daniels “attempt(ed) to deprive (Dash) of the monetary benefits and producer and executive producer credits owed to Mr. Dash as per the parties’ agreements,” the summons said, according to Business Insider.

Damon also argues that he was swindled out of his executive producer and credits on the projects. As a result, asking for no less than $25 million from the director. So far, Lee Daniels’ reps have yet to respond to the allegations.

DMX Isn’t The Only One! 10 Celebrities With Garnished Wages & The Ones Who Were Close

June 20th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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You know things are really bad when the courts need to step in and take your money to pay what you owe. Just ask DMX. A judge recently found in favor of his ex-wife Tashera Simmons’ petition to collect child support. Apparently he stopped helping out once they split. Because of this, Mr. Earl Simmons will see up to $15,000 each month leaving his pockets. Take a look at 10 celebrities who also have seen their wages garnished and the ones who came very close.

Dame Dash Comments On Rumors About Jay Z Being Inappropriate With His “Wife,” Rachel Roy

May 28th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Catergate has come and gone, but the aftermath still lingers. Although things seem to be calming down on the Carter-Knowles home front, Jay and Bey’s blaring absence from Kanye West’s wedding seemed to serve as another red flag that things are not going as well as the family would like us to believe. Naturally, there are plenty of theories floating around as to why the couple pulled a no-show, but one particular theory leads right back to Catergate’s front door step. According to E!, insiders are stating that the hip hop power couple bailed on the ceremony to avoid being in the presence of Rachel Roy.

“Given Kim and Kanye’s list of celeb friends, surprisingly, they didn’t invite that many,” the source claimed. “They wanted it to be a small and intimate wedding. Jay Z and Beyoncé were invited but didn’t come, seemingly to avoid drama from Rachel Roy who was going. In the end, the wedding was full of love and super intimate.”

As you may recall, it was said that Rachel Roy played a role in Solange and Jay Z’s blowout fight the night of the Met Gala. Some even believe that it was sparked by Jay behaving inappropriately towards Rachel, who is the ex-wife of his former business partner, Damon Dash. Interestingly, Dame recently weighed in on the entire scandal and he doesn’t seem too convinced that Jay would try to move in on his “wife.”

“If he was tryna holla at my wife though, that’s kinda f*cked up. [laughs] But I don’t think he was doing that. That would be bad,” he told Hip Hop Motivation. “That would be dark. That means he really has some resentment but I would hope that that wouldn’t be the case.”

As for what he thought about the fight, Dame says it was hilarious.

“I thought it was funny because Jay is the kind of guy you don’t see him move like that that much. And when he does move, if it’s not that cool looking, then it’s going to be kicks. Also I feel like nobody teases Jay but me for some reason. It’s just the first time I’ve seen people freely expressing themselves.”

“I don’t think he should mad about it,” Dame continued. “I think he should be laughing. That sh*t was funny. Everybody fights. Girls done spit on me before but I be a little more ‘You better chill out.’ The shit is funny.’ Jay has to worry about perception because corporate people pay him. He really has to play that game. I thought what was ironic about it was people got to see how he played sh*t off. And how something crazy can happen and four seconds later when it’s cameras on they act like nothing is going on. I thought that was interesting to see that and how good he is at it. If people don’t like what he’s doing, he won’t get that corporate check.”

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Jay Z Ordered To Testify In $7 Million Roc-A-Fella Records Logo Lawsuit

March 28th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Enamored by pictures of The Carters while they wrapped up Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Tour, may leave you feeling as though they have a perfect life. but that is certainly not the case. A Manhattan judge has ordered Jay Z to testify under oath for the federal lawsuit petitioned by Dwayne Walker, who designed his famous Roc-A-Fella records logo.

The New York Post reports Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis approved Walker’s case to move forward with the depositions in the copyright infringement and breach of contract lawsuit against Jay Z, Damon Dash and Universal Music Group. Walker claims he is owed $7 million for creating the Roc-A-Fella logo in 1995, prior to the label becoming a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Walker’s lawyer, Gregory Berry stated:

“For over 18 months, Jay Z and the other defendants have done everything they can to avoid swearing under oath to the events that led to the creation of the logo.With the decision, the defendants’ delay tactics must stop, and Mr. Walker’s quest for justice can move forward.”

Of course, Jigga Man’s representatives did not release any statements related to the case.

Do you think it’s odd Walker is suing Jay Z and Damon Dash, 19 years later or is he just trying to get what’s owed to him?