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'Straight Outta Compton' Defamation Lawsuit Continues

07/01/2016
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(Radio.com) Jerry Heller's lawsuit against NBC Universal concerning its film Straight Outta Compton will move forward, but only because the judge ruled that one of his claims stood. The rest were all thrown out.

Heller is suing the entertainment company for defamation of character after the way the film portrayed him (played by Paul Giamatti), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Throughout the film, he's painted as someone who lied, cheated and scammed the burgeoning rap group. According to U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald, the film is allowed to show Heller in that light because of certain statements he made in his book Ruthless: A Memoir.

The one thing keeping the lawsuit afloat? Heller's claim that he never discouraged members of N.W.A. from seeking legal counsel before signing a contract with him. Read more here.

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