According to Deadline Hollywood, Jerry Heller (Ex Manager of N.W.A.) is suing NBC Universal, members of N.W.A, and director F Gary Gary for copyright infringement and defamation of character. Jerry Heller is seeking a total of 110 Million dollars in damages plus restitution of profits and gains from N.W.A. Mr. Heller’s attorney is claiming that he never game permission to have his likeness in the film and that Straight Outta Compton is filled with falsehoods that deter people from ever wanting to work with him. NBC had no comment on the lawsuit.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Crew Sued By Ex N.W.A. Manager
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