Chuck D Suing Record Labels For $1 Million In Fraud Lawsuit
Chuck D has sued his record label after he claimed they stole over $1 million in commissions.
According to the legal documentation, seen by unCrazed, the Public Enemy rapper claims that after signing with Reach Global Music and Terrordome Music Publishing in 2001, they took advantage of him — or lack of business skills.
He claims the record label’s created a master plan to hide an unspecified amount of money, which Chuck says included fraudulent copyright registrations, accounting tricks, hidden transactions and other methods of making money disappear.
In the lawsuit, it states he only became aware of the missing money and ultimately the scheme against him in February 2019 after sourcing some documentation that he believes were used to defraud him.
A 42% stake in his music catalogue has also been lost, according to Chuck — and with the added alleged money-defrauding, he is suing the record labels in excess of $1 million in damages, plus full ownership of his music.
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