Jerry Heller Suing ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Filmmakers Over Movie Portrayal
According to TMZ, he also claims he never gave the filmmakers and studio executives permission to use his likeness or elements from his book, Ruthless: A Memoir. He’s suing for $35 million in compensatory damages and at least $75 million in punitive damages and all profits from the film. Heller, who also represented Elton John, Pink Floyd and Journey, also founded Ruthless Records with late N.W.A. star Eazy-E.