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Dame Dash’s Stake In Roc-A-Fella Ordered For Sale By Court, Jay-Z and Biggs Unable To Stop It

As reported by HipHopDX, Jay-Z and Dame Dash have been at odds for some time, but Jay has now involved himself in Dash's ongoing legal issues. Radar Online obtained documents on February 16th that reveal a judge has ordered Dame to sell his shares of Roc-A-Fella Records after he allegedly refused to pay a $823k judgment to movie producer Josh Weber that resulted from the 2016 film Dear Frank.

According to company bylaws, the board of directors must approve the sell-off, but Jay and Kareem “Biggs” Burke objected to the auction. However, U.S. Magistrate Robert W. Lehrburger ruled that the former exec’s one-third ownership of Roc-A-Fella can be seized to help cover the judgment since it is his personal property.

In his 15-page decision, Lehrburger criticized Jay and Biggs for creating a no sell-off clause that Dame did not attend or vote for during a 2021 board meeting. He then ordered Roc-A-Fella to deliver Dame’s stock certificate to the U.S. Marshals Service for an auction in 180 days.

While Jay and Biggs are not necessarily supporting Dame, their main objection is the possibility that an outsider could purchase the intellectual rights of Roc-A-Fella. Lehrburger addressed the issue by stating, “They can participate in the auction and place the winning bid.”

It was previously reported that Dame Dash was sued for copyright infringement and defamation over the Dear Frank film in 2019.

He was originally pursued to direct the film in 2016, but he was withdrawn from the project after being determined unfit for the obligation. Webber and Muddy Water Pictures claimed he was always high on set while shooting the film on his Sherman Oaks property. Eventually, they completed the movie without him. They filed a lawsuit against Dash three years later, claiming he attempted to shop Dear Frank around as his own and sent promotional ephemera to networks such as BET but altered the film’s title to The List.

Dame contended that they filmed the movie at his home with the use of equipment belonging to him then stole the footage to finish the movie without him. The jury ruled against Dash in 2022, with attorney Chris Brown stating, "I will get every penny due to my clients."

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