It appears Texas hit maker Mr. Lee is in the market for new legal representation in the latest development in the fraud lawsuit of Elder Entertainment vs. Leroy Williams DBA Mr. Lee.
William E. Taylor Esq. of Taylor and Sharp, filed a motion to withdraw from the case due to non-payment of funds right before the New Year holiday.
Mr. Lee has produced for artists like Scarface, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, E40, R Kelly, Lil Keke and Pimp C.
In the lawsuit filed in May of last year, Plaintiff Ryan Elder, President and CEO of Elder Entertainment, alleges that Mr. Lee as well as agents of his, to whit, Theron Parker, Chad ‘BC’ Newton and David Smith AKA David Stunts took funds from him for contractually agreed upon services, some of which were never delivered.
Other grievances include the double selling of beats and tracks with features from a host of well-known music artists that had been purchased by the plaintiff and the selling of beats he claimed to have produced that were in fact produced by other parties.
The list of feature artists to whose verses Mr. Lee laid claim include Rick Ross, Ludacris, Too Short, Lil Wayne, David Banner, E-40, Bun B, Scarface, 2Chainz, Yo Gotti, Devin The Dude, Lil Keke, Z-Ro, Slim Thug, OG Ron C and more.
Artists Mr. Elder claims used beats purchased from Mr. Lee that were already contractually owned by Mr. Elder include Slim Thug and Beatking.
Said tracks were then distributed on the accused’s music projects allegedly despite it being known that the music was not theirs to distribute.
While no update has been received on the case of Elder Entertainment vs. Beatking, the suit naming Slim Thug was severed from the original case and will be heard separately.
In addition to the double-selling of tracks and features, Mr. Lee and agents allegedly fraudulently took money for both music videos to be produced and shot by David Stunts that were never delivered, as well as illicitly representing themselves as agents of Hoopla Media Group, a distribution company, for a distribution deal that never materialized.
Both Lee and Theron Parker are named under this allegation.
In other lawsuit news, Elder Entertainment DBA Bring It Back Records received a default judgment of $200,000 against former signee Russell D. Woods PKA Rawesome Russ for unpaid expenses and defamation of character.
That judgment was handed down in November of 2016.