REPORT: Drake and LeBron James getting SUED a LOT of money over Hockey Documentary

Published September 6, 2022 at 12:42
It was revealed last week that LeBron James and Drake were partnering up with Hockey Diversity Alliance and Akim Aliu to create a documentary called "Black Ice" which was supposed to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

There might be a few issues with that plan though as the group is currently being sued some big money over the upcoming film.

The documentary was intended to coded focus on anti-black racism in the history of hockey and features players from the Hockey Diversity Alliance, plus other black players.

Yesterday the news broke that the longtime head of NBA Players Association Bill Hunter is sueing the film for $10,000,000 and is seeking a share in the profits for the documentary.

Hunter claims:

Hunter alleges he holds the exclusive legal rights to produce any film about the Colored Hockey League that existed from 1895 to the 1930s.

While the defendants LeBron James, Drake and Maverick Carter [LeBron's business partner] are internationally known and renowned in their respective fields of basketball and music, it does not afford them the right to steal another's intellectual property," says the suit filed by Hunter's attorney, Larry Hutcher.

In the lawsuit, Hunter accuses defendants who include LeBron James & Drake, and their entertainment companies of cutting a deal behind his back with the authors of the critically acclaimed book that the documentary is based on "Black lce: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895 to 1925."

The authors, George and Darril Fosty, are also listed as defendants, citing breach of contract for allegedly violating the agreement giving Hunter the rights to produce a movie on the black hockey league and instead working out a side deal with Team LeBron and Drake. The suit says Hunter paid the authors a total of $265,000 for the movie rights to the story.

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REPORT: Drake and LeBron James getting SUED a LOT of money over Hockey Documentary

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