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Jerry Heller sues over his portrayal in 'Straight Outta Compton'

Jerry Heller sues over his portrayal in 'Straight Outta Compton'

Former N.W.A manager Jerry Heller filed a $110-million libel lawsuit on Friday against Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, NBC Universal and a slew of others involved in the making of the rap group’s recent biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.”

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that the film, in which Heller is portrayed by actor Paul Giamatti, is "littered" with factual inaccuracies and includes a host of defamatory statements that make Heller into the "bad guy" of the film.

Also named in the lawsuit are director F. Gary Gray, the estate of Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, and his widow Tomica Woods-Wright, among...

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