Rachel Roy Says Damon Dash Owes Her $340,000
A judge ordered an arrest warrant for Damon Dash for owing more than $340,000 to ex-wife Rachel Roy.
In a contempt hearing Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Judge Matthew Cooper ordered that Dash either pay $341,999.16 to Roy, or be arrested. Roy’s attorney, Donnell Suares, said Dash owes $91,249 in back child support, school and camp fees, and another $250,750 in debts Roy said she had to pay when Dash broke their divorce agreement by defaulting on the mortgages on their New York homes.
“He failed on his default,” the judge said. “He has failed to appear.”
“I will issue a warrant,” Judge Cooper continued, “unless he can avoid arrest by purging contempt, and the purge is $341,999.”
Judge Cooper also ordered Dash to pony up $25,000 of Roy’s $40,000 in legal fees.
Dash wasn’t present for the hearing. His most recent Instagram postings show he was in North Carolina before heading to California. We’ve reached out to him for comment.
The court heard that despite Dash’s nonpayment to Roy and a $2 million tax lien, he still has plenty of cash.
Dash received $20 million from the sale of Roc-A-Fella Records, Suares said. And Roy, who looked composed in a black pantsuit and a white bag monogrammed with her initials, told Judge Cooper that Dash made more than $2 million from her company last year, and she had no idea why he wouldn’t pay up.
“I know my partner gave him $2.5 million last July,” she said.
The arrest warrant is the latest development in the ongoing court drama between the pair. Dash recently sued Roy for $2.5 million, and has ranted on social media that she has restricted his access to their two daughters, Ava, 15, and Tallulah, 8. Roy said in court papers that Dash was a weed-addled deadbeat who didn’t pay his child support on time.
Roy declined to comment outside of court.
Jennifer H. Cunningham