Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight ignored a judge’s order to appear at a hearing to discuss his assets, setting the stage for courts to take over his
Last month, a judge ordered the record company into receivership. The takeover hinged on Knight’s appearance at the April 1st hearing about his assets.
Knight has missed several hearings since he lost a $107 million judgment last year to Lydia Harris, a former associate who said she helped start the rap record empire with her former husband, Michael Harris, who is doing time for dealing drugs.
He seeks half of the award as part of their divorce. He also claims he put up $1.5 million to start the label, a claim Knight has repeatedly denied.
A court-appointed “receiver” would control all of Death Row’s assets, which include records by Tupac Shakur,
Harris lawyers said they would ask that Knight be held in contempt and jailed until he participates in a hearing to disclose his assets.
“We are going to ask the receiver to take ownership of the music library and auction it off,” said Steve Goldberg, Michael Harris’ lawyer.
Another hearing was scheduled for April 4th to finalize the receivership and address the contempt request.
Last December, a judge froze Knight’s assets, saying he and his lawyers failed to answer questions and provide information in the case.