Damon Dash was arrested for failing to pay child support, TMZ reports. The mogul was leaving a New York courtroom on Wednesday, when “about 7 deputies” reportedly “cuffed and processed” him.
From there, Dash was escorted to Brooklyn, where he paid off the rest of what he owed. He had already cleared another warrant earlier in the day. Per TMZ, Dash spent upwards of a million dollars to wipe his debt clean.
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Dame Dash was in the news last year after he publicly confronted filmmaker Lee Daniels over money he was allegedly owed. Ultimately, the two came to a settlement in September following their legal battle over the Richard Pryor biopic, with Daniels reportedly paying Dash somewhere around $1.7 million. However, it would appear the money Dash received from Daniels wasn’t his only financial concern.
In an unnamed ongoing lawsuit, TMZreports that Dash has filed legal documents indicating that he’s broke. He is required to pay $2,400 in the suit, but has claimed he can’t afford it. “My income streams have all been garnished,” Dash reportedly wrote. “It is very difficult to address the mounting bills until I receive some relief from the courts.”