As The Blast first reported, a New York federal judge ordered a temporary injunction against Dash as part of a lawsuit over a movie he worked on before he was dismissed from the project.
In new court documents obtained by The Blast, Dash gave a declaration to argue his case. As part of that, Dash gave his background in film and the entertainment community,” in which Dash threw out the names of several powerful people in an effort to prove his standing.
He mentioned Jay-Z when speaking of his co-founding Roc-A-Fella Records, laid claim to helping discover Kanye West, and claimed he put Kevin Hart in one of his first films (though he spelled his last name wrong).
Earlier this year, director Josh Webber and Muddy Water Pictures, represented by powerhouse attorney, Christopher Brown, sued Damon Dash accusing him of publicly claiming he was a part of “Dear Frank,” despite the fact that he had already been dropped from the film.
Dash and Webber had been working on the project since 2016 and Dash was set to direct with Claudia Jordan starring. However, things quickly turned south and Webber accused Dash of being high on set and had to be dropped. They claim to have dropped Dash from the project in 2018 and finished it without him.
The director claimed Dash was sending out promo material for a film called “The List” (which was the original title) to BET and made it appear he was still working on it.
Webber sued for defamation and copyright infringement seeking unspecified damages plus an injunction against Dash continuing to claim he was apart of the movie.