LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman who says she won a $5.8 million judgment against record producer Barry Hankerson, claiming he falsely accused her of having AIDS and blew up her car, sued his defunct record company for the settlement.
Kyme Dang sued Blackground Records on Jan. 8 in Superior Court, alleging breach of written guaranty.
Hankerson is not a party to the lawsuit, which claims that the record company broke a promise to pay Dang $4.6 million plus interest.
Dang claims that she warned Hankerson that if the settlement was not paid, she would execute the $5.8 million judgment she won after accusing him of harassing and stalking her after she dumped him in 2006.
According to Dang's 2007 lawsuit, Hankerson went so far as to buy and rename the salon she worked at as a hair stylist, took to the Internet to accuse her of having AIDS and then blew up her car in front of the Oceanside home she shared with her family.
She claimed in that lawsuit that Hankerson's private investigator was outside watching when the car exploded and "had the incident reported to the local police in such a manner as to deflect attention away from Hankerson as having involvement in the incident."
On New Year's Day 2012, Blackground Records agreed to act as guaranty for the settlement agreement, but failed to pay Hankerson's debt after he defaulted on the agreement, Kyme claims.
Artists signed to Blackground included the late singer Aliyah, Timbaland and Toni Braxton.
Dang demands $4,142,394 in damages and interest. She is represented by Neil Sunkin of Woodland Hills.
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