Having been accused of extortion, Ronald Sweeney argued in his response that the ‘Lollipop’ hitmaker had never complained about paying him during the 13 years they worked together.
AceShowbiz –Lil Wayne‘s former lawyer Ronald Sweeney has asked a judge to dismiss the rapper’s $20 million (£15.3 million) lawsuit against him.
Sweeney represented the “Lollipop” hitmaker from 2005 until 2018, when the music star claimed to have got rid of the lawyer because he was extorting too much money from him.
While Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., had filed a lawsuit demanding that the lawyer pay him back what he believes he is owed, court documents obtained by The Blast suggest that Sweeney is now asking the judge to dismiss the case.
In the papers, the lawyer insists the Mirror star had never complained about his alleged issues with payment during the 13 years that the pair worked together, and claims there were never issues with the arrangement beforehand.
He also alleges he made himself available 24 hours a day for Wayne and travelled to him for legal work, with the lawyer suggesting he legitimately earned his cut of the money – therefore wants the lawsuit thrown out.
Papers obtained by TMZ from the rapper’s lawsuit, which was filed in January, listed a number of complaints from the star pertaining to his ex-legal aide.
In particular, he cited that he took a 10 per cent cut of all his deals, instead of the usual five per cent which is the industry standard, thereby doubling his earnings.
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