Chuck D Files Lawsuit Against Production Company Over Public Enemy Documentary
Chuck D is suing Alt House Productions over an agreement to film a documentary about Spectrum City, the rap group that would evolve into Public Enemy. But, according to Chuck D, the deal doesn’t give the production company the exclusive rights to his story or Public Enemy’s narrative.
Chuck D, whose real name is Carlton Ridenhour, admits in court documents that he signed an amendment to the deal, which had a clause about his “life story,” but didn’t have a lawyer present and had no clue what he was actually signing.
According to TMZ, The 56-year-old rap veteran states in his lawsuit that another production company wants to shoot a Public Enemy documentary but his deal with Alt House Production is preventing that from happening. Chuck D wants to block Alt House from securing the rights to his or P.E.’s story.
Reps for Alt House Production had no comment on the matter.