Dame Dash took a massive loss in court earlier this week when a jury handed down a $805,000 judgement to Dear Frank director Josh Webber and Muddy Water Pictures. Shortly after the news broke, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder shared a screenshot of the TMZ story to his Instagram account and vowed this wasn’t the end of the story.
“You have to lose some battles to win a war…. stay tuned.” he wrote. #fatliars #youllneverbeme. Don’t ever say you Directed MY movie.”
Dame Dash was originally hired to direct the movie in 2016, but he was ultimately removed from the project after he was deemed unfit for the job. Webber and Muddy Water Pictures claimed he was always high on set while shooting the film on his Sherman Oaks property and decided finish the film without him.
In 2019, they sued Dash for copyright infringement and defamation, claiming he tried to shop Dear Frank around as his own. They also alleged he sent promotional material to networks such as BET but changed the film’s title to The List. Dame argued they shot the film at his home using all of his equipment, then stole the footage to do the movie on their own.
But unfortunately for Dash, the jury failed to see his perspective. Attorney Chris Brown, who represented the plaintiffs, vowed, “I will get every penny due to my clients.”