She needs her greenback, greenback payments, y’all.
The widow of Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Soiled Bastard has filed a $1 million lawsuit claiming the band manufacturing firm has did not make common royalty funds to the property since 2011, a brand new go well with reveals.
Icelene Jones, ODB’s property administrator, introduced a case in opposition to Wu-Tang Productions, Inc. — which is run by the late rapper’s cousin Bobby “RZA” Diggs — alleging it breached an settlement signed in 1992, in keeping with the Manhattan Supreme Court docket lawsuit.
Jones says below the settlement ODB — whose actual identify is Russell Jones — and three different band members Dennis “Ghostface Killah” Coles, Corey “Raekwon” Woods and Gary “GZA” Grice, had been all presupposed to obtain 50 % of royalties from their music.
Jones was entitled to royalties from merchandising together with garments, television reveals, merchandise, movies and different makes use of of his picture and identify below the settlement, the submitting claims.
However, “regardless of its repeated efforts and requests, the property has been unable to acquire funds and accountings from the defendant below the recording settlement for the sale of Wu-Tang Clan Recordings and ODB recordings since no less than 2011,” the go well with costs.
Whereas there was one $130,000 cost made on July 6, 2021, and “sure funds” made by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. in 2019 and 2020, these “characterize solely a small share of quantities payable to the property below the recording settlement,” the court docket papers allege.
Jones’s widow is looking for no less than $1 million in damages. He died in November 2004.
Diggs mentioned “it’s unlucky” that Jones filed the go well with when “we’ve got been very supportive in offering economically to the household via the property and to his spouse and youngsters on file and off file.”
“We’re a telephone name away,” Diggs mentioned.
“ODB’s potential share of these information are minimal, are dismal, however however after these merchandise are recouped his prorated portion belongs to him,” Diggs mentioned.
When pressed about whether or not the corporate was behind on the funds Diggs answered: “I don’t do the accounting, so I can’t say.”