Dame Dash Throws Temper Tantrum Toward “Racist” Reporters At Courthouse
Damon Dash’s manners appear to be going the way of his fortune.
The former Roc-A-Fella Records head showed up over an hour late for the start of a trial in a $1 million civil case against him in Manhattan Supreme Court — and then started bothering two female newspaper reporters sitting in the audience and got into a shouting match with the elderly judge.
He then capped off his spectacular meltdown by waiting outside the courthouse for the reporters with his three aides. Dash then followed them down the street, videotaping the reporters as he screamed, “racists!” and other taunts, his voice bouncing off the buildings, causing passers-by to stop and stare.
“I’m going to make you famous,” he menaced.
Dash, 43, is getting sued by his ex-girlfriend Linda Williams, who claims he had her falsely arrested on trumped-up charges back in 2009.
In the morning, before the trial started at 71 Thomas St., an angry Dash started chewing out a Daily News reporter, calling her a “racist.”
He then began videotaping her with his phone in the courthouse, which is against state regulations. Court officers then ordered him to erase the tape.
Why was Dame in court being sued by his baby mama for $1 million in the first place? Well…
The pair had a long, nasty custody battle over their son, Damon Dash II.
Williams, 49, testified that Dash virtually imprisoned his son in his apartment for days while she was out of town.
After she attempted to have him served with a court order to keep away from the boy, he then concocted a claim that she’d violated an order to stay away from him to divert trouble from himself.
Dash told police Williams had sent her 10 emails between June and July 15 of 2009, calling him a “bad father” and making fun of his well-publicized money problems.
Williams said she was arrested in front of their 17-year-old son and wound up spending 14 hours in custody.
Dame even came at the judge with his signature overbearing attitude.
After the judge excused the jury at the end of the day, he told Dash — who was again glaring at one of the reporters — to knock it off.
“Leave that woman alone!” the judge barked.
“I can’t look? Nothing wrong with looking,” Dash shot back. York, 75, again barked at him to “Stop. Just stop.” “Ok — I won’t put my eyeballs on her,” Dash said.
The judge then told Dash his antics weren’t going to help him with the jury.
“I want to talk to these racist reporters,” Dash protested.
He and his aides then left the courtroom and were waiting for the reporters when they got outside. Dash followed the women, screaming, hollering and videotaping, for close to three blocks.
Ladies and gentlemen, Damon Dash.