Jay-Z’s Former Engineer To Sue LAPD, NYPD & Roc Nation For $220 Million
Jay-Z’s former engineer Chauncey Mahan will be suing the LAPD, NYPD, Roc Nation lawyers, and owner of Baseline Studios over recordings he believes were wrongfully seized.
Mahan originally filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z in 2014 over the masters for Life and Times of S. Carter, and The Dynasty albums, which the engineer claimed were stolen between 1998 to 2002.
The lawsuit was dismissed, but now Mahan has decided to target a plethora of other parties in relation to the incident.
In the documents for the lawsuit Mahan took issues with Jay-Z’s lawyers, who he says falsely claimed the tapes were stolen property and part of an extortion plot.
The engineer will be suing Roc Nation lawyers for $80 million.
In addition, Mahan will be suing the LAPD for $10 million for seizing the tapes in his storage facility, and will be suing the NYPD for $10 million, as the recordings were made at Baseline Studios in New York.
And finally, for good measure Mahan also will be suing the the owner of Baseline studios for $20 million and the cities of Los Angeles and New York for $50 million a piece.
In total Mahan will be suing all of the parties involved for a total of $220 million.