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Man to Prince: You Stole My Hard Drives!

10/17/2007 8:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prince Rogers Nelson, known to mere mortals as Prince, is being sued by a man who claims the Purple One took 12 AVID hard drives and never paid for them. When nerds cry!
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In a lawsuit filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Ian Lewis claims that Prince, named as a defendant (along with his record label and fan club website), took 12 AVID IS SCSI Shuttle Drives worth $12,000, alleging that Prince and his people never had any intention of returning them or paying for them.

In addition, Lewis claims that a $25,000 computer, which was also loaned to Prince, was returned by his people "in a broken and un-fixable condition." Computer blue!

Lewis is seeking damages to be determined at trial and exemplary damages in the amount of $1,000,000. Calls to Prince's reps were not immediately returned.


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Caption Contest    

I completely believe this story. A friend of mine once worked for Prince at Paisley Park Studios outside Minneapolis, and he told me stories of pieces of gear worth thousands of dollars, some of it rare or vintage one of a kind pieces, just laying around sitting in puddles of water. Prince has no concept of how the real world works. These AVID drives probably contain a bunch of unedited footage that Prince had shot for him so he can then hide it away in some vault. The dude is crazy and a nightmare to work for.




2528 days ago
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souppoof    

Prince is so hot he can show me his hard drive anytime!

2528 days ago
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Spencer Shakespear    

I'd tap *that*! :-D lol jk

2528 days ago
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niceguy    

Lets see....$12,000.00 + $25,000.00 = $1,000,000.00? Now this is what it sounds like when doves cry!!!

2528 days ago
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fghjfghjfghjfgh    

This story is 100% true!!

2528 days ago
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NOTNICEONE    

OKAY PEOPLE ....no one cares if Prince took the computer and or the stuff on it ....

SAY IT OUT LOUD PEOPLE .... "WE DON't CARE ABOUT " "the prince and the hard drive" ... sounds like porn but it's not .... [too bad]! I am not in Hollywood but even that title sounds good to me ... XXX "PRINCE AND THE HARD DRIVE" .... oooo la la!

The story/lawsuit might have a chance if we gave a RATS ASS! ....

2528 days ago
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Internet Website Designs    

Matt Damon. prince is eccentric.

2528 days ago
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suoires    

12k + 25k= 1 mill??sign of the times....

2528 days ago
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urbanbushmen.com    

Prince is talented but watch the video of 10 year old Gabi Wilson.
She's been voted,
"The most talented kid in America.

"She plays 5 instruments,with a band!!
She digs Prince too.

watch her video's at.....

myspace.com/urbanbushmen

2528 days ago
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vikki    

lawsuit after lawsuit when will it ever end?????????????????

2528 days ago
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Chuck    

Funny how that one can call the cops and get an adopted dog placed back in your possession in hours yet one has to file a lawsuit to get back hard drives. Sounds to me like this man neglected asserting his own rights in contract form or other form until that last moment to make the most out of a lawsuit opportunity to me.

2528 days ago
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vikki    

ok vin we believe you too

2528 days ago
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vikki    

here's a thought, that dumb ass crocker guy can dress up a prince for halloween,that way he would still look like a girl,lol

2528 days ago
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NOTNICEONE    

COPS ===== DOGS ====== and LAWYERS oh my ..... WTF?

THIS STORY (THREAD) IS ABOUT ....

"Prince And The Hard Drive" ..... XXX .... teee heee heeee .... sounds good to me!

2528 days ago
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robbyrob    

dam man Prince is up to this nowadays!

the real prince of RNB!
http://www.spymac.com/details/?2274282

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