Proceeding with his legal battle against Othman Mukhlis and his company Jamdown Music Limited, Dancehall artiste Bounty Killer, per his legal team, will file a defence in the High Court of Justice in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday.
Bounty Killer initially filed a lawsuit against Mukhlis and Jamdown in June, alleging that the record label owner had withheld nearly JA$60 million in royalties that he had started collecting for the entertainer in 2002. The lawsuit also alleged that Mukhlis made a “fraudulent misrepresentation” when the agreement was made, permitting the British national to collect a 15% commission on the royalties collected.
Bounty went on to request that this agreement be revoked and that Mukhlis and Jamdown give an account of the royalties collected, compensate him in full, and pay interest accrued over the last twenty years.
Following Bounty’s lawsuit, attorneys representing Mukhlis and Jamdown filed a countersuit as their response to the artiste’s claims and demands. Today’s defence filing is the veteran entertainer’s response to their suit. According to the Jamaica Observer, the defence was confirmed by attorney-at-law Mike Shepherd, a partner of Cadence Solicitors LLP in London, who later stated, “After the defence has been served, we would be happy to give a statement.”