Judge Extends Damon Dash’s Warrant For Not Paying Child Support
A judge has refused to consider music mogul Damon Dash’s bid to lower his child support for his son until he shows up for court.
Bronx Family Court Judge Ann Loughlin Wednesday shot down Dash’s request to lower the nearly $115,000 in back child support that the courts say he owes for for his son, known as Lucky, until he comes to see her face to face.
“I have told you that until he appears before me, I’m not entertaining any modifications of this order,” the judge told Dash’s lawyer Natraj S. Bhushan.
Dash did not turn up for the family court hearing, but Bhushan said he was in LA to attend another child support case with ex-wife Rachel Roy. But the lawyer also had some good news: he said that as part of a recent judgment, Dash’s stake in in fashion company Royale Etenia LLC, which he started with then wife Rachel, may be sold for at least $1.1 million, and any profit from the sale would go directly to the child support arrears. The lawyer said the next time they were back in court, Dash would either appear or the amount in arrears would be paid in full.
Neither Dash’s baby mama, Cindy Morales, nor her attorney, Donnell Suares, appeared for the 10 minute hearing.
Outside court, Bhushan disputed the amount of child support his client actually owed. He said since Dash had already paid a portion of the debt from his income from a reality show, Dash’s debt should be a lot lower than what the judge said it was.
Judge Loughlin also extended Dash’s warrant for not paying back child support, which means he could be arrested and thrown in jail for six months if he comes back to New York State. He is due back in court in October.