Hip hop mogul and film producer Damon Dash was arrested for failing to pay overdue child support.
On November 20, 2019, Damon Dash was arrested on a warrant issued by a New York family court judge for failing to fulfill his child support obligations.
According to the judge, Dash owes child support to his two exes, Rachel Roy and Cindy Morales, for the keep of his children.
Dash has recently cashed in on $5 million from the settlement of a court case.
Record executive and film producer Damon Dash/ Source: Getty Images
The hip-hop mogul, who claims to be broke, was arrested for owning a cool $400,000 in accumulated back child support for his three children - and the debt has mounted up.
Dash shares son Lucky, with Cindy Morales; and daughters Ava and Tallulah with ex-wife Rachel Roy and had fallen into arrears with both women.
But when Dash tried to leave to go settle his other debt, he was arrested and handcuffed and escorted to the Bronx by 7 deputies where he paid up what he owed and was finally released.
Dash has been claiming poverty, and that he could not afford to pay the exorbitant amounts in child support the courts ordered. Luckily, Dash has recently cashed in on $5 million from the settlement of a court case.
Damon Dash was awarded his settlement money after coming to an agreement with Lee Daniels whom he was suing for failing to pay him 5% of the profits on a movie deal he arranged.
It looks like the money is coming in handy, and it's due to the settlement that Dash isn't in jail today.
Damon Dash and Lee Daniels fell out in 2015 over a Richard Pryor biopic in which the producer had invested $2 million to fund the project.
In return, Daniels, who was supposed to direct the film, had agreed to give Dash co-executive producing credit and 5% of the profits.
When the payoff didn't materialize, Dash sued Daniels and received $5 million in compensation.