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Damon Dash Accused of Sexual Battery in $50 Million Lawsuit

Photographer Monique Bunn alleges the Roc-A-Fella cofounder sexually assaulted her in his residence

BURBANK, CA - APRIL 03:  Damon Dash attends Damon Dash Celebrates the Launch of Dame Dash Studios at DDS33 on April 3, 2019 in Burbank, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Damon Dash Studios)

Damon Dash has been accused of sexual battery in a $50 million lawsuit.

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UPDATE (12/27): Damon Dash and Raquel Horn have responded to the $50 million lawsuit filed by photographer Monique Bunn, who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Dash in the home he and Horn share.

“This is what setting up a black man looks like live… First they come into your house then they try to rob you. When they get caught, they try to make a good guy look like a bad guy, then try to extort you,” Dash said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “#chrisbrownthelawyer is clearly the ring leader of this conspiracy. This is his third lawsuit he has personally filed against me in a year… From what I hear the FBI should be doing their job. Stay tuned. This is what really happened… Keep trying, I’m on point at all times.”

Attempts to reach Bunn’s attorney, Christopher Brown, for comment were unsuccessful. Brown also represents filmmaker Josh Webber and the producers of Dear Frank, who are suing Dash, TMZ reports. Webber claims Dash began marketing the movie under the name The List after Webber fired Dash from the project. In November, during a deposition in relation to the suit, Dash clashed with Brown.

“Well I’ve officially been wrapped up in the third #chrisbrownthelawyer Conspiracy,” Horn said in a statement to Rolling Stone.  “Here is the truth… I felt very violated by this woman who I let stay in my house, cook with me in my kitchen, and eat at my table. And now this?”

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Damon Dash — who cofounded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Kareem “Biggs” Burke — has been accused of allegedly committing sexual battery in a lawsuit, The Wrap reports. In the $50 million lawsuit, photographer Monique Bunn claims she was sexually assaulted in Dash’s residence.

According to the complaint obtained by The Wrap, Bunn claims she was hired for a photo shoot for Dash’s fashion company, Poppington, in April. After the first day of shooting, Bunn claims she went to Dame’s residence that he shares with partner Raquel Horn, where Bunn spent the night 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.”

Reps for Dash, Poppington LLC and Horn did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.

Attempts to reach Bunn’s attorney, Christopher Brown, for comment were unsuccessful. Brown told The Wrap in a statement: “Ms. Bunn looks forward to having a jury decide the litigation.”

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 also accuses Dash of lying about having a television deal with WEtv for a docuseries on the photographer’s life, which the complaint alleges Dash claimed as a means to “keep Bunn silent” about the alleged assault.

Horn, Poppington LLC and Damon Dash Studios are also named in the suit, alongside Dash, whom she collectively accuses of theft by conversion and negligent emotional distress.

 

In This Article: Roc-A-Fella, RSX, sexual assault

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