Dame Dash is off the hook in a sexual assault lawsuit but still has to pay his accuser $30,000.
On Wednesday, the Roc-A-Fella co-founder was cleared in a sexual assault lawsuit after a four-day trial. In 2019, photographer Monique Bunn accused Dame of touching her inappropriately while she was at his house.
Bunn says she was sleeping at his home while working on a video shoot. The photographer added that she was asleep in his daughter’s room but felt “something on the left side of my like lower back onto my butt, down my thigh.”
Bunn also included defamation claims to her lawsuit after Dame accused her of using his credit card without permission. She testified that Dame’s allegations destroyed her career.
In his testimony, Dame denied any misconduct and called Bunn’s statements “ridiculous.” He even called her a “con artist” for making inaccurate claims against him.
Nevertheless, a jury sided with Dame and cleared him of the sexual assault allegations. However, Dame was ordered to pay Bunn $30,000 in damages. Bunn initially asked for millions of dollars because Dame allegedly never returned a large portion of her photos. But unfortunately, she was not awarded compensation for the collection.
This isn’t Dame’s first run in with the legal system. Last year, the hip hop mogul was ordered to pay $800,000 in a copyright infringement and defamation lawsuit involving director Josh Webber and Muddy Water Pictures.