Jerry Heller the former manager and producer of NWA ,says he was defamed in the movie Straight Outta Compton.
Earlier today, Heller filed a lawsuit against the movie’s distributor, NBC Universal, as well as director F. Gary Gray and the movie’s producers, which include former NWA members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Heller said he wrote a screenplay that HE called “Straight Outta Compton”
He also says, says he was not compensated for the use of his name and likeness in the film, and claims that no individuals associated with the movie contacted him prior to it going into production. He also alleges in the court documents that false and defamatory statements were made about him.
Straight Outta Compton tells the story of how NWA — which included Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella — emerged from the streets of Compton, outside Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionized hip-hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Heller is played by Paul Giamatti.
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