Judge Issues Warrant for Damon Dash’s Arrest
A Manhattan judge has issued an arrest warrant for hip hop mogul Damon Dash, 43, warning that the only way he can escape jail is to immediately pay his ex-wife $341,999.
Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper signed the warrant and verbalized its alternative on Wednesday after Dash failed to appear in court, reports the NY Daily News.
Designer Rachel Roy divorced Dash in 2009. She filed papers saying Dash owed her child support, school tuition, camp fees and mortgage payments that she made on their former Manhattan homes to keep them from being foreclosed on.
The 41-year-old now lives with their daughters, Tallulah, 8, and Ava, 15, in California. Two weeks ago, a judge awarded Roy full custody after Dash failed to appear in a California court.
The judge ruled that Dash could have supervised Sunday visits with the girls, but Roy has a three-year restraining order against him that forbids the mogul from going near her.
In March, Dash went on a social media attack against Roy, claiming she was keeping him away from his daughters. Roy has said in court papers that she did so because Dash gets high around the girls.
Dash sued Roy for $2.5 million last week in Manhattan Supreme Court on charges that she mismanaged Royale Etenia, the fashion company they started before their divorce in 2009.
In addition to the arrest warrant, Cooper ordered Dash to pay $25,000 towards Roy’s legal bills.
In matrimonial court on Wednesday, in addition to the arrest warrant, Cooper ordered Dash to pay $25,000 toward Roy’s legal bills.