Damon Dash sued for $50 Million in sexual battery lawsuit
Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash has been accused of sexual assault by a photographer who slapped him with a $50 million lawsuit.
According to the complaint obtained by The Wrap, Monique Bunn claims she was sexually assaulted by Dash at the residence he shares with his partner Raquel Horn. Bunn says after the first day of a photoshoot for Dash’s fashion company, Poppington, in April, she spent the night at his home, sleeping in Dash’s daughter’s room.
“While Bunn was sleeping, Dash approached Bunn and placed his hand on Bunn’s breasts and placed hands/fingers on Bunn’s buttocks. Dash did not have the permission or consent to touch Bunn’s sexual organs,” the complaint alleges. “Dash was wearing a robe and had no underwear on. Dash had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana all day.”
Per the complaint, “Bunn was able to get Dash’s hands off her breasts and buttocks” and Bunn told Dash she would fight Dash. Dash then left the room where Bunn remained and she “did not sleep that evening.”
Bunn claims Dash attempted to keep her silent about the disturbing incident by trying to convince her he had inked a deal with WEtv for a docuseries on her life, which was untrue
Bunn has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Dash, Horn, as well as his companies Damon Dash Studios and Poppington LLC.
In the suit, she accuses Dash and Horn of refusing to return her personal photography equipment and hard drives containing “over twenty (20) years of hip-hop culture photography and other items.”
Attorney Christopher Brown, told The Wrap in a statement: “Ms. Bunn looks forward to having a jury decide the litigation.”
Meanwhile, Dash has responded to the lawsuit in a video post on his Instagram account. The clip is actually from his 50-minute deposition related to his legal drama with director Josh Webber, who is being repped by the same attorney handling Bunn’s case, Complex reports.
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He is now trying to start the black Harvey Weinstein me too movement against me and he is representing another lawsuit with another allegation #ChrisBrownTheLawyer I’m gonna deal with this on a beach in Hawaii … I will not be extorted… check your mans Collar at the end wait for it …more depositions with #chrisBrownthelawyer coming soon!
Dash calls Brown a “culture vulture” on the clip.
“He is now trying to start the black Harvey Weinstein me too movement against me and he is representing another lawsuit with another allegation,” Dash wrote on Instagram. “#ChrisBrownTheLaywer I’m gonna deal with this on a beach in Hawaii… I will not be extorted… Check your mans collar at the end wait for it… More depositions with #ChrisBrownTheLayer coming soon!”
The clip ends with Dash noting that Brown would “sell out our whole culture for a dollar.”