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Fugees star files lawsuit over documentary footage


Former Fugees star Pras Michel is suing the director of his 2009 documentary for allegedly failing to hand over the footage after the project wrapped.

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Michel hired Marshall Tyler to help him shoot "Paper Dreams," about Somali pirates off the East African coast, but alleges the filmmaker has not turned over the scenes they shot.

He has filed a lawsuit demanding Tyler return the footage, or hand back the $70,000 Michel invested to cover filming and travel expenses.

However, a spokesperson for Tyler insists his client is the rightful owner, telling, "Pras is trying to assert ownership on material that Marshall owns the copyright to."

Dec 3, 2012 7:25AM

if pras invested 70,000 he damn well has ownership entitlements.....but some idiot helps film and know wants to scam him.....smh no good deed .........


Dec 3, 2012 7:23AM
I say pay! Pay the man his money! It's all about the pirates.
Dec 3, 2012 12:48AM
How da fugee iz diz music news or any news?
Dec 2, 2012 8:01PM
Let us look at this for a moment.  Pras says footage is his a spokesperson for Tyler says the footage is Tyler's.  Hmmm??? And from that how in the hell can you people glean him to be a stupid, greedy, money hungry and lame negro?  I would submit  all the responses here have a racist undertone.  Very unfortunate but this is America and this is what turns some  Americans on.  There is no way any of us knows who the property belongs to period.  Were you there? Did you read the contract? Are you aware of any spoken agreements etc., No you were not but u already know the Negro is wrong.  Negro is always wrong
Dec 2, 2012 6:42PM
Ignorant negro!!  This stupid lame **** is money hungry!! God what an idiot!!
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