Judge Freezes Suge Knight's Assets

AllHipHop Staff

The assets of mogul Suge Knight were frozen by a Los Angeles judge on Aug. 29 after Michael “Harry-O” Harris, a jailed drug dealer, claimed he is owed half of a multimillion dollar award ruled against Knight earlier this year.

In March, a judge ordered the Death Row Records founder to pay $107 million to Lydia Harris, Harry-O’s wife, because Knight and his lawyers didn’t provide pertinent information to the court about the lawsuit. Both of the Michael and Lydia Harris claim that they helped to start the Death Row label, an empire that spawned the careers of Snoop Dogg, The Dogg Pound, The Lady of Rage and others.

Michael Harris has said that he provided $1.5 million in seed money in 1991 to Knight for Death Row while serving a 28 year bid in jail.

In June, Harris filed for divorce from his wife when he was informed that she was discussing a monetary settlement with Knight and his lawyers, the Associated Press reports. He maintains that he is entitled to half of the $107 million that was awarded his wife in March.