Jerry Heller Sues Producers Of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ for Defamation | Music News
TMZ has reported that Jerry Heller, who was the music executive who managed N.W.A., has filed a defamation lawsuit against Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the estate of Eazy-E, NBC Universal, and other parties associated with the hit movie Straight Outta Compton.
According to TMZ, he said he never gave permission to use his likeness in the film, and that when excerpts from his memoir were used without his permission.
Heller claims the movie portrayed him as “a sleazy manager who took advantage of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube,” and and it was factually inaccurate.
Heller is suing for $35 million in compensatory damages as well as $75 million in punitive damages. He also wants all profits from the movie.