Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dr. Dre

..has been accused of violating eavesdropping laws by "videotaping a backstage conversation by former city employees at a concert in July 2000". The orginal cost of the lawsuit sought $3 billion dollars and there's no mention of the revived suit being less than the amount previously sought.

According to the Detroit News:

"The former employees -- mayoral spokesman Greg Bowens, police spokeswoman Paula Bridges and then-police commander Gary Brown --went to Joe Louis Arena to demand Dr. Dre not show an eight-minute video at his "Up in Smoke" tour concert because it contained nudity. The video wasn't shown, but tour promoters included footage of the meeting on a widely sold tour DVD. Other artists on the national tour included Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem and Xzibit. The employees allege they never gave permission to record the meeting and it shouldn't have been on the DVD. The case was dismissed twice by local courts, but the Appeals Court panel ruled that a jury should decide."

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