He's the Plaintiff, I'm the Defendant

Will Smith sued by friend who claims to have co-written many of Smith's

October 15, 1999 12:00 AM ET

The former Fresh Prince of Bel Air is being taken to court by his(presumably ex-) friend Clarence Holmes. According to BBC Radio 1, Holmes claims to have co-written many of Mr. Smith's hits, and is suing for $3million, which he claims to be his share of the proceeds. Holmes wasalready paid roughly $22,000 but now wants Smith to hand over his accounts.

Meanwhile, the Man in Black has a new album, Willennium, scheduledfor release on November 16, following the lead single, "Will2K." Smith isalso set to co-star in Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vancewith Matt Damon.

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