Lawsuit Against Dr. Dre Heading To Michigan Supreme Court
A Detroit councilman continues to pursue a lawsuit against Dr. Dre, stemming from a controversial concert in 2000 in Detroit, where a confrontation with police was captured on film and used in a hit DVD.
The Supreme Court of Michigan will hear oral arguments from both lawyers today, in regards to the lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2000, shortly after the release of the Up In Smoke DVD.
Councilman Gary Brown was a police official working the backstage area of the "Up in Smoke Tour" when a meeting was taped backstage at the Joe Louis Arena between officials and producers of the show.
The tour ran into difficulties in Detroit and Auburn Hills, over the showing of a sexually explicit video that also included a shootout.
Brown's conversationÂ was included as a bonus track on the Up In Smoke DVD titled "Detroit Controversy" which caused him and officers Paula Bridges and Greg Bowers to file a $ 3 billion dollar lawsuit against Dr. Dre, which has been dismissed three times by lower courts.
Dr. Dre also sued the cities of Detroit and Auburn in 2007 and was awarded $25,000 and apologies from both cities.
In related news, Dr. Dre has denied reports that his highly anticipated album Detox was due in stores on April 20th.