Roc Nation Launches $2.3 Million Counter Suit Against Rita Ora

 
After signing a five album contract with Roc Nation in 2008 Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against the label in December 2015, citing to have been ‘orphaned’ due to the label’s other huskiness endeavours. 

Jay Z called the singer – songwriter after the lawsuit was filed and agreed to relieve Ora from her contract. However, the rapper turned businessman filed a counter suit of $2.3 million, which according to Roc Nation, was invested in marketing her sophomore album. 

“Roc Nation’s market and recording costs, to date, for Ms. Ora’s still incomplete second album are not less than $2, 353, 500,” the lawsuit states.

The complaint, which was filed in a L.A. Superior Court, states: “When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an interest. 

“As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available, and the company suffered a revolving door of executives. Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.” 

Ora’s lawyer, Howard King, told The New York Daily News, he hopes to reach a settlement prior to the April 19 hearing deadline.

Taking to Daily News Monday, King said, “I think we’re just going to resolved  this. He said he’s happy to let her go. He called her the day after he filed and graciously said she didn’t need to file.

“I’m paraphrasing, but he said, ‘if you want off the label, we’ll let you go.'”

The lawyer also claims to believe Roc Nation’s new counter – lawsuit was filed ‘reluctantly’.

Bruce Jenner Sued For Malibu Car Crash

Is this Bruce Jenner’s new career?

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Bruce Jenner was hailed as a ‘hero’ by his children, his ex-wives and fans after publicly revealing he is transitioning into a woman. However, it appears that the former Olympian is not highly regarded after the stepchildren of Kim Howe – the woman who died the February car crash Jenner was involved in – have labelled him ‘negligent, careless and reckless’ in  lawsuit filed against him.

Howe’s stepchildren are seeking substantial damages from Jenner, claiming they suffered ‘great losses’ due to his actions. They have accused Jenner of causing the four-car pile-up that killed Howe to have ‘violated the rules of the road.’

On February 7, Jenner’s SUV hit Howe’s car; the collision causing Howe’s car to be pushed into oncoming traffic. Eight others were also injured, leaving Jenner to be unharmed.

TMZ reports a video of the rash obtained by law enforcement shows Jenner not paying attention at the time he hit Howe’s vehicle. Despite Howe’s stepchildren claiming in the lawsuit that Jenner was speeding at the time of the crash, it’s been reported that was was travelling at 38mph when the accident occurred.

According to reports, Jenner has cooperated with police in regards to the accident, and has not been charged with any crimes. TMZ have stated the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is unlikely  to pay Howe’s stepchildren any damages they have claimed. Howe’s friends have told the site that Howe had ‘virtually no relationship’.

Jenner has not issued a statement regarding the lawsuit.

Lil Wayne Sued For Threatening To Kill His Bus Driver

 Lil Wayne

 

Lil Wayne is facing a new lawsuit –for allegedly threatening to kill his former tour bus driver Mark Jones, and causing him emotional distress.

Jones, states the problem started during the Buffalo stop of Wayne’s tour when he pulled over to get gas. This apparently enraged Wayne who began to start cursing because the refuelling stop delayed the trip to get the hotel. So he began to threaten Jones making him afraid and continue driving without refuelling. Jones claims that the rapper continued to curse, threatening to unload his pistol and kill him.

Jones is suing Wayne for false imprisonment, assault, and emotional distress. Jones was hired to drive Wayne and his crew around for his 2014 summer concert tour.

It is not the first Wayne has been hit with legal issues. In July 2007 he was sentenced to jail after a concert in New York. Wayne was charged with once count of criminal weapons possession and one charge of criminal possession of a loaded weapon.

In 2010 he faced another legal issue. An Arizona judge sentenced Wayne to three years’ probation stemming from his 2008 arrest in the state over drugs and firearm possession charges.

Lil Wayne is also currently in the middle of a lawsuit, suing Cash Money Records after claiming he was a ‘prisoner’ at the label after refusing to release his long-awaited album Tha Carter V.

Celebrity Photographer Terry Richardson ‘Ordered By Court To Hand Over Thousands Of Lady Gaga Pics’

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Celebrity photographer Terry Richardson has been order to hand over 142, 000 pictures he took of Lady Gaga during her Monster Ball tour in 2011. It is also part of the singer’s on − going battle with her former assistant.

The 27 – year − old’s former assistant Jennifer O’Neil challenges the pictures to be important evidence in her pending lawsuit against Gaga for overtime money which she claims that she is owed, as the pictures show how closely she worked together with the superstar from 2009 to 2011.

Along with suing the singer, O’Neil is also suing the tour company. Apparently O’Neil is owed $393,000 for 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime during the tour and damages.

The Poker Face hit maker, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has been battling the lawsuit and blasted her former personal assistant in a sworn deposition in February as a “f—ing hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn.”

O’Neill’s lawyers sought an order to compel Richardson to produce candid photos he took of Gaga and their client during the Monster Ball tour to support O’Neill’s claim she was working around the clock and was at Gaga’s “beck and call” the entire time.

Richardson had moved to repress the order, claiming the subpoena required documents that were “irrelevant” to O’Neill’s case and labeled the request “harassment.”

Gaga also insisted that none of her employees get paid overtime and the “whole case is bulls—.”

In her deposition Gaga — who now has two personal assistants — admitted her decision not to pay overtime wasn’t based on labour laws: “I’m quite wonderful to everybody that works for me, and I am completely aghast to what a disgusting human being that you [O’Neill] have become to sue me like this.”

The ruling was made in court last week, where Judge Paul G. Gardephe ordered Richardson to turn over the pictures, citing their relevance to O’Neill’s claim.

The judge noted: “that Mr. Richardson … hasn’t demonstrated to [the court] that there is any significant burden in producing the photographs.”

Richardson was given until Sunday to produce the pictures.

In 2011, he released a best-selling photo book, “Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson,” which featured more than 350 candid pictures of the singer taken over a 10-month period. Richardson has shot ad campaigns for top fashion houses from Tom Ford to Yves Saint Laurent and made $58 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

Rapper Nas Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit

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Rapper Nas has been hit with a $10 million lawsuit filed by a concert promoter who has claimed that he was kidnapped because the artist didn’t show up for a gig on New Year’s Eve.

Patrick Allocco who filed the lawsuit on December 21 has allegedly said that in December 2011, he was kidnapped in Angola where Nas was expected to perform.

But according to TMZ, Allocco still earned $300,000.

Allocco said he was held at gunpoint for payment by the Angolan promoters who wanted their money back. He was also says he and his son were imprisoned for 50 days.

In the lawsuit which has been filed in federal court, Allocco states that he wants Nas to pay for the ordeal, claiming that he was threatened and beaten up during the 50 days he was locked up. He also wants Nas to pay for the business he lost out on whilst in Angola.

The suit also alleges that Allocco has lost his home and company as a consequence of the abduction ad has suffered from psychological, physical, and financial damages.

Earlier this year in March, Nas – born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones – spoke about the ordeal with MTV News. Nas said he had never made any formal agreement with Allocco.

He told MTV: “The business wasn’t handled. There was nothing sent to me, and there were no flights. By the time he did send money — he did eventually send money to me — it was too late to go. I didn’t even have a visa to get in the country.”

Nas did return the $300,000 as he said ‘it was too late to go’ and Allocco was released.

But Allocco told MTV that Nas’ version of the ordeal was not true. He said: “Nas put us in harm’s way by not showing up and put my son and I at physical harm and at risk by his inaction to fly to Angola.”

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