Suge Knight may be behind bars, but he is still required to uphold the $107 million judgement from 2005.
According to NBC Los Angeles, a judge affirmed the judgement on Monday (Mar. 4). The plaintiff Lydia Harris originally filed the suit stating that she and her husband invested in Death Row Records back in 1989. She became the first Vice President of the company. She claims that as soon as the company started making more money, she was pushed out and not given the 50% of profits that she was supposed to receive.
Last September, Harris requested that the judge void the judgment after she raised issues with how her lawyers won the case against Suge and Death Row Records. She claims she was used by her former attorneys to “wrongfully obtain the judgement.” In December, the judge agreed to void the judgement, but later reinstated it per the attorneys’ request. The attorneys were ordered 40% of the judgement.
On Monday, Harris asked the judge to look at matters once again by vacating the December decision and reinstating the September ruling in her favor.
In the 1990s, Death Row was founded by Knight and Dr. Dre. The label helped launch the careers of Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and The Dogg Pound. Tupac Shakur was also a member of the label before he was tragically killed.
Suge is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for running over and killing rap music label owner Terry Carter on the set of Straight Outta Compton.
Last December, popular toy company Hasbro announced that it is the official owner of Death Row Records.
On Monday (Dec. 30), Brian Goldner, Hasbro chairman and chief executive officer, announced the purchase of Entertainment One (eOne), which owns Death Row Records. The deal was made over the summer, but now it’s officially done. The transaction is valued at approximately $3.8 billion.