EXCLUSIVE: Damon Dash Sanctioned By Court For Angry Rant In Legal Deposition
(AllHipHop News) Damon Dash was just smacked with sanctions by a court in New York, over a wild deposition he gave yesterday (November 21st.)
Dame was at the law firm of Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP to answer questions over a lawsuit relating to a film "Dear Frank."
In January, filmmaker Josh Webber and his Muddy Water Pictures accused Dame Dash of hijacking the film "Dear Frank," which stars Claudia Jordan, Brian White, Columbus Short, Lil Durk, and Torrei Hart.
The legal drama between Damon Dash and Josh Webber started after the Roc-A-Fella founder began marketing his own version of "Dear Frank" under the title "The List."
Webber says Damon was originally backing the production of "Dear Frank," but he was quickly fired in 2018, for showing up to work high and acting erratically on the set.
During the deposition over the lawsuit, Damon Dash let almost everyone have it.
So much so, that someone in the office panicked and called 911 during a "melee" between Dash and his rival lawyers.
No one was arrested because Damon had left the office by the time the cops showed up.
"The Court hereby issues sanctions against Defendant Damon Anthony Dash in light of Defendant’s repeated disregard of court orders and highly inappropriate conduct," Judge Robert Lehrburger wrote.
Part of the inappropriate conduct included at least twenty (20) different personal attacks on Plaintiff’s counsel Christopher Brown, in a span of 52 minutes.
Damon was also chastised for bringing an attorney who wasn't representing him in this particular case, as well as his assistant Nicolette Durham and their dog.
Damon was also over 30 minutes late for his deposition, while the judge blasted Durham for answering questions for him during the deposition, which is illegal.
"At no time before November 21, 2019, did the Defendants ever discuss or mention the possible attendance of Attorney Howard, Durham or Dash’s dog," snapped Josh Webber's lawyer Christopher L. Brown.
The judge is ordering Damon to pay all of the costs and fees incurred by Webber in connection with the November 21, 2019.
The judge also shot down Dame"s request to amend his countersuit claiming it was untimely, unduly prejudicial, and futile.