Photographer slams Damon Dash with $50million lawsuit over sexual assault
A female photographer has slammed American music executive and entrepreneur, Damon Dash with a lawsuit for sexually assaulting her earlier this year.
The photographer whose name is Monique Bunnat claimed that the incident happened at the music mogul’s residence following a shoot for his fashion company, Poppington.
According to a report by The Wrap, famed photographer Monique Bunn has filed a sexual battery lawsuit against the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder. In the suit, Bunn reportedly alleges that Dame groped her while she was at a home he shared with his partner, Racquel Horn, for a photoshoot.
The documents alleged that the incident happened on April 18, the day after the shoot began. Bunn says she was sleeping in the room of Dame’s daughter when she awoke and realized the mogul was touching her inappropriately.
“While Bunn was sleeping, Dash approached Bunn and placed his hand on Bunn’s breasts and placed hands/fingers on Bunn’s buttocks. Dash did not have the permission or consent to touch Bunn’s sexual organs,” reads one part of the suit. “Dash was wearing a robe and had no underwear on. Dash had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana all day.”
Bunn claims that she was able to get Dame’s hands off her and that she threatened to fight him before he left the room, where she stayed for the rest of the night.
In a statement to The Wrap, Bunn’s attorney, Christopher Brown, said:
“Ms. Bunn looks forward to having a jury decide the litigation.”
Per the complaint,
“Bunn was able to get Dash’s hands off her breasts and buttocks” and Bunn told Dash she would fight Dash. Dash then left the room where Bunn remained and she “did not sleep that evening.”
In another part of the suit, Bunn says Dame lied to her about having made a deal with WETV to make a docuseries about her life. She believes he created that lie in order to keep her from addressing Dame’s alleged battery.
Dame’s fiancee Raquel Horn, as well as Poppington LLC and Damon Dash Studios are also named in the suit for negligent emotional distress and theft by conversion.
According to Bunn, photos she took of celebrities like Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, and Diddy have yet to be returned to her following the photoshoot.