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Ex-Manager to Chappelle: Pay Up, Bitch!

4/21/2008 9:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A former manager says that Dave Chappelle went all, well, Dave Chappelle on him and ditched out on a settlement deal they made.
Dave Chappelle
Mustafa Abuelhija settled a 2005 lawsuit with Chappelle after he was fired abruptly. The settlement called for Abuelhija to receive 10% of the profits from "Dave Chappelle's Block Party," 10% of the money Chappelle got from seasons 2, 3 and 4 of "Chappelle's Show" and 10% of any money he received for the comedy special "For What It's Worth." So far, he claims, he hasn't gotten anything.

According to a new suit, filed in New York, Abuelhija claims Chappelle has taken in close to $1.2 mil since they signed the settlement -- and he feels he's entitled to 10% of it. Reminder to Mustafa -- this is a guy who ran out on 50 million bucks and went to Africa.

Chappelle's lawyer didn't immediately return a call for comment.
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1.

heather    

first!

2344 days ago
2.

tdmz1518    

First Beeichht

2344 days ago
3.

chincho    

CHAPELLE WILL WIN!

2344 days ago
4.

Walker    

Chappelle can do whatever he wants. The funniest thing ever to watch on shrooms is Chappelle's Show

2344 days ago
5.

wait what    

Chappelle sucks. He's a crackhead who screwed over a ton of people (add one more to the pile), and he also abuses his wife. Only lowlifes look up that sleaze. His show wasn't even funny.

2344 days ago
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MeanOldMan    

Leonard Washington aint gonna stand for this!!!!!

2344 days ago
7.

me bitchin    

guess he should have stuck it out and collected that 50 million.......idiot.

2344 days ago
8.

Dick Weed    

What did the 5 fingers say to the face,,,,,,,,,,,,,, SLAP!

2344 days ago
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MetalLuvah    

Money isn't everything. Obviously there was a reason Dave walked away from a $50 million dollar deal. It was his prerogative, so who are we to question his decision. He has to live with the decision he made, not us.

2344 days ago
10.

too sad    

SHOW US THE SINGER OF THE PISTOLS AGAIN PLEASE ,

2344 days ago
11.

FlBiker    

It's his life, myodb perhaps?

2344 days ago
12.

TCT    

Come back to tv Dave!!

www.thecelebritytruth.com

No gossip, no lies, no paparazzi.

2344 days ago
13.

anthony    

i am very upset at reading this article..... i have always enjoyed dave's comedy and i simply dislike when individuals make it big and all of the sudden they forget who managed their bookings and their objective. just like favio screwed his manager a while ago. shame on you dave, take care of the matter asap and make it public, while no one likes to give up 10%, i know what it feels like to get my 10% taken from me. it does not feel good at all..... where is the integrity?????

2344 days ago
14.

nit2winn    

Pay up as not even you can make me smile anymore...

2344 days ago
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tba    

It appears Dave runs away from alot of things.

2344 days ago
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