LeBron James, Drake Sued Over ‘Black Ice’ Hockey Doc … I’VE Movie Rights, Not You!!!
9/5/2022 12: 34 PM PT
2: 16 PM PT — Among the authors of the ‘Black Ice’ book named in the lawsuit, Darril Fosty, tells TMZ … he and his brother believe the suit is unwarranted and frivolous and they’ll officially respond through their legal team.
The NBA star and rapper are increasingly being sued for $10 million by Billy Hunter, the former head of the NBA players union, who claims he holds the exclusive rights to create any movie about Canada’s old Colored Hockey League.
Based on the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Hunter claims LeBron and Drake used their production companies to go behind his back and sign a cope with the authors of a book their “Black Ice” hockey documentary is founded on … icing out Hunter along the way.
Problem is … Hunter claims he previously a cope with the people who wrote, “Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925,” where Hunter would contain the exclusive rights to make a movie.
Hunter says he paid the authors, George and Darril Fosty, a combined $265,000 to secure the movie rights to the story of a Canadian hockey league for Black players … but says they exercised a side cope with LeBron and Drake.
In the suit, Hunter claims he confronted the Fosty brothers after hearing about their cope with LeBron and Drake and says the authors claimed the documentary didn’t violate their agreement with Hunter just because a documentary differs when compared to a movie … a claim Hunter says is “absurd and manufactured in bad faith.”
Hunter, who was simply the top of the NBA players union when LeBron arrived to the league, is certainly going after LBJ and Drake for a cut of the documentary’s profits … plus $10 million in damages.
A rep for Drake had no touch upon the allegations.
Originally Published — 12: 34 PM PT