NWA’s Former Manager Jerry Heller Sues “Straight Outta Compton” Producers For $110 Million
NWA’s former manager, Jerry Heller, has filed a lawsuit in which he asks for $110 million in damages over how he was portrayed in the hit film “Straight Outta Compton” says TMZ.
According to Jerry, he was portrayed as “the sleazy manager who took advantage of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.”
Here are the lies that Jerry says were told in the flick
— He withheld a $75k check from Ice Cube
— He fraudulently induced Dre and Cube to sign unfavorable contracts
— He enjoyed lobster brunches while the contracts were being signed
— He was fired by Eazy-E
He claims he never gave permission to use his likeness and he wants profits from the movie as well because NBC sold tickets off his back. He also claims producers used his book without permission for pivotal scenes, including the one where Suge Knight strong-armed Eazy-E into signing away his rights to Death Row.
It’s been long documented that Jerry Heller was a shady character, the only reason we can come up with as to why he’s playing victim other than to siphon more money out of the men he used to steal from.