Lawsuit Against Dr. Dre Over Up In Smoke Tour DVD Dismissed

A Detroit judge has dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit filed against Dr. Dre and other parties over footage that appeared on the Up In Smoke Tour DVD that was released in 2000. The suit was filed in 2002 by Greg Bowens, a spokesman to former Mayor Dennis Archer, former police spokeswoman Paula Bridges and former police Cmdr. Gary Brown over a conversation the three had backstage at a July 2000 concert at the Joe Louis Arena. The footage shows the three city officials asking concert producers not to show an explicit video during the show. In their suit, Bowens, Bridges and Brown claimed that the conversation was private. On December 4, Wayne County Circuit Judge John A. Murphy tossed the lawsuit, saying that because the conversation happened in a room with an open door, the plaintiffs could not have had a reasonable expectation of privacy. According to the Detroit Free Press, Judge Murphy’s decision came as a surprise, since in October, he remarked that he was inclined to let the suit go to trial. Glenn Oliver, the attorney representing the three former officials, said he would appeal the ruling.

  • Caine

    Shit was frivolous anyway…

  • KLETEWOOD

    One of the dopest shows I’ve ever been too…THAT VIDEO WAS TIGHT.

    We need an “up in smoke” reunion tour. Fo Sho’

  • princerudynasim

    by far one of the greatest concerts ever i mean ever

  • niggafrommemphis

    You mean 3 million don’t you?Yo kletewood,I hope for your sake you can see a reunion.I outgrew dre before eminem came.

    • I Know Rap

      how do you outgrow the doctor? you lame, bogus fuck.

    • nappy_pappy

      damn nigga u stay posting some lame comments lmaoo

  • Mr.Wang

    Dre when you dropping Detox?

    • Chris S

      same day that nacirema dream, ob4cl 2, and greatest story never told come out.

  • http://koolkidkulture.blogspot.com/ Koolkidkulture

    3 billion?

    Boost Mobile Anthem 2.0 video (hi-res)
    Young Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri & Mickey Avalon

    http://www.syndromestudio.com/boost30_web.mov

  • mirked

    niggafrommemphis <——is slow give him a break

    sp1200.net

  • KID PANAMA

    YEAH MY MAN KLETEWOOD IS RIGHT IT WAS A DOPE SHOW!! I WENT TO THE ONE IN PHOENIX! STILL WAITIN ON THAT DETOX THOUGH!!

  • space_boy073

    I know rap sound like a ho.THis is probably the only place you talk shit.I don’t argue with children but,go ahead and fuck your mother!

  • http://XXLMAG JOHNNY BOY(B Stuy Reppa)

    He needs 2 drop Detox and stop bullshitting =o(

  • http://XXLMAG JOHNNY BOY(B Stuy Reppa)

    He needs 2 drop Detox and stop bullshitting =o(

  • Menace Man 305

    nah that was the best hip hop concert ever lets be real, the anger management tour was cool but “up in smoke” was the only concert where u’r opening act (eminem) was already a multi platnium artist already!!! that concert was the best ever and then was “backstage” that tour was hot too.

    just my opinion.

  • NJ

    Someone from XXL please clear this up and tell me it was a typo: they couldn’t have wanted 3 bil right? Tell me you meant million (which is still stupid)

  • http://www.xxlmag.com ahmeddre

    yo doc cant wait for detox man

  • http://www.xxlmag.com ahmeddre

    yo doc cant wait for detox