Damon Dash Reportedly Arrested over Unpaid Child Support, Released after Paying Up

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

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. 


It was reported that Dash paid off one of the outstanding debts - close to a million - at the Manhattan courthouse, then tried to leave to pay the other debt at the Bronx courthouse.


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.

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TSR: @theworldaccordingtoeric _____________________ #Roommates, there’s nothing worse than coming into money just to have it snatched right back out of your hands. ———————————— Well, this may be the case for “Roc-A-Fella” co-founder, Damon Dash. In case you haven’t been following this story, Dash filed a lawsuit back in 2018 against “Empire” & “Star” creator, Lee Daniels, after alleging that Daniels owed him a nice chunk of change from an investment deal ($5 million to be exact). ——————————— Since then, the settlement between the two men has been handled, but Daniels nor Dame are in the clear just yet. According to legal documents obtained by @TMZ_tv, #CindyMorales & #RachelRoy, are allegedly suing Daniels for $1 million of Dash’s settlement money. ———————————— According to TMZ, Dash’s ex-wife and mother of his two children, Rachel Roy, claims he owes her $826,166.88 in back child support and other expenses. While Morales, the mother of Dash’s son claims he owes her $244,721.43. ———————————- Both women allege that Dash has paid them less than $5 in child support thus far in 2019 even though his $5 million settlement ended in 2018. There are currently warrants out for Dame’s arrest over the unresolved child support payments, but he says he has plans to deal with them head-on. There has been no word from Daniels as of yet. (📸: @gettyimages)

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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.

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