'Butler' director Lee Daniels faces lawsuit by hip-hop mogul

August 15, 2014 12:54 PM

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'Butler' director Lee Daniels faces lawsuit by hip-hop mogul

(Reuters) - Director Lee Daniels is facing a $25 million lawsuit over claims he failed to pay back hip-hop mogul-turned-fashion entrepreneur Damon Dash, or give him production credits, after Dash invested millions of dollars in his projects.

Attorneys for Dash, the former manager and business partner of rapper Jay-Z, on Thursday filed a summons, which is a notice that a suit has been filed, in New York state court in Manhattan.

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