Game’s Manager Sues ‘NY Daily News’ for $100 Mil Over “Snitch” Claims

Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond, manager to Game and CEO of Czar Entertainment, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against famed New York newspaper the Daily News for a story they published last month that painted him as a federal informant.

As previously reported, on September 13 the paper reported that Rosemond—a noted figure in the “stop snitching” movement—provided law enforcement with information at least three times since 1996, according to court documents that they obtained. One of those instances included informing authorities on a possible jailbreak in 1996, staged by four other inmates, back when he was incarcerated on drug and gun charges in North Carolina.

In the article, Rosemond’s attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, denied the allegations. “[Rosemond] met with [federal prosecutors] for a single session, but there are plenty of reasons people meet with prosecutors,” he said. “His lawyer at the time inflated what happened in an attempt to get a better sentence, and it didn’t work.”

SOHH.com obtained the 11-page complaint filed by Rosemond against the News. “Plaintiff James Rosemond, by his attorneys, brings this Complaint for money damages against the New York Daily News and Chuck Philips, and alleges as follows: This is an action for libel arising from the Daily News‘ September 13, 2010 publication of a misleading and false investigative report, entitled ‘You don’t say? No-snitch advocate exposed an informant.’ First Cause Of Action: Defamation. Second Cause Of Action: Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress.”

Chuck Phillips, the other man named in the suit, is a journalist known for penning questionable stories on hip-hop personalities. In 2008 he was even fired by the L.A. Times for a piece he wrote claiming The Notorious B.I.G., Diddy and Rosemond knew that Tupac Shakur would be attacked at New York City’s Quad Studios in 1994. In a post on MTV’s new rap blog, rapfixlive.com, on October 6, they said that Phillips was behind the Daily News story as well.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more on this story unfolds. —Elan Mancini

  • Sha

    Man…. I can’t really say who is right and who is wrong. But I do know one thing. The first rule of Journalism is GET THE FACTS. NEVER PRESUME.

    If this is true and the writer is guilty of manufacturing false claims, the newspaper will pay a healthy fine. And I do mean HEFTY.

    But it’s really too early to say.

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    • bona

      lol u rap just like the nigga

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    I HOPE JIMMY GET’S EVERY PENNY HE’S SUING FOR. HOW MANY TIMES IS THIS RACIST HIPHOP HATING REPORTER GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO FALSIFY & MAKE UP STORIES ON PEOPLE THAT AREN’T TRUE? MAYBE THE NEXT NEWSPAPER WILL EITHER NOT HIRE HIM OR MAKE HIM SHOW PROOF OF THE INFORMATION HE PLANS ON PUTTING IN THE ARTICLE BEFORE PRINTING HIS BS STORIES!!!!

    PEACE & GET “MORE” MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME 2010!!!!!!!!

    • JustASquirrel

      co-fucking sign.

      How many people swallowed this shit as soon as it popped up on this site. It was “Against All Odds” quotes out of context all over the place.
      Pathetic.

  • JustASquirrel

    The New York Post is notorious for making up shit. ESPECIALLY when it comes to blacks and ESPECIALLY when those black folks are making money in the entertainment business. Rappers and associates? They have a serious hate on for them.

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      “against famed New York newspaper the Daily News”

      ^ wanted 2 point that out

      but u r right about NYP

  • http://twitter.com/Jamal7Mile Jamal7Mile

    WARNING: Anything that Chuck Phillips writes, publishes or co-signs is ass-paper! Straight up Charmin. I’m not too fond of Jimmy Henchman either, but Chuck is the bigger, more dangerous fraud here.

    Chuck Phillips is out to get Jimmy Henchman. It’s so easy to see this. Henchman will win this case with ease, and Chuck better hope he wins too because Jimmy, umm, don’t take too kindly to losing.

  • Anonymous

    THIS NIGGA A SNIIIIIIIIIITCH

  • tommy gunz

    jimmy a snitch

    and he helped with the pac set up in 94

    and big knew it was gonna happen

    facts

    get mad about it

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    THERE’S A PERFECTLY GOOD REASON WHY SOMEONE WOULD CALL THEMSELVES “ANONYMOUS”. THEY LOVE TO TALK ISH ABOUT SOMEONE KNOWING NO ONE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE!

    AS FOR TOMMY GUNZ, UNLESS YOU WERE THERE & WAS INVOLVED SHUT THE “F” UP! YOUR THE TYPE TO BELIEVE EVERY WORD OUT OF YOUR FAVORITE RAPPERS’ MOUTH!

    I’D LOVE TO SEE YOU TELL JIMMY TO HIS FACE “YOUR A SNITCH.” ONCE AGAIN, KIND OF EASY TO TYPE ISH LIKE THIS WHEN YOUR IN YOUR GRANDMA’S BASEMENT IN LONG ISLAND, KNOWING YOUR IDENTITY WONT BE FOUND OUT.

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’10!!

    • Anonymous

      nigga u a snitch to

    • rider

      Your write like a faggot…yeah everyone is anonymous on the internet…you so tough put your name and address up and wait for someone to stomp your bitch ass out

      FAGGOT

      • Anonymous

        lmao ur such a fuckin lame

        waaaaaaa sum1 said some shit on the internet let me act like a tuff guy grrrrr

        nigga u pussy

        get mad whiteboy

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        Nigga the only thing you ride is dicks.

        • rider

          Boca talkin about dicks. enough said. Faggot.

  • STOP SNITCHIN STOP LYING

    can someone say,
    HYPOCRISY?
    he got caught and now hes tryin to cover it up.

  • ELBINO JOE

    KNEW HE WAS WORKING WITH THE FEDS SAME CRIME DIFFERENT TRIAL NIGGA PICTURE WHAT HE SAID..OH DID I MENTION..PROMISE THE PAYBACK “JIMMY HENCHMEN” IN DUE TIME I KNEW YOU BITCH NIGGAS WAS LISTENING THE WORLD IS MINE..”SET ME UP”, WET ME UP, NIGGAS STUCK ME UP..HEARD THE GUNS BUST, BUT YOU TRICKS NEVER SHUT ME UP-2PAC…ONLY MY TRUE MOTHAFUCKAS KNOW THIS IS THE REALIST SHIT I EVER WROTE

    • nnnnnnnn

      nigga u a snitch

  • Shawty ChiTown

    Elbino joe— Thatz real SH*T!

  • calimovement

    Pac already warned about this bitch ass snitch. He’s the worst kind too because he does all this “I’m a gangsta” shit but as soon as he gets caught up he starts talkin on everybody just to get out of jail……same way he dis pac.

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  • Anonymous

    little hard to talk about shoddy journalism when you can’t even spell a reporter’s name yourself

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    that’s why yayo slapped your son you rat and he try lock yayo up for 12 months for that also you rat bastard

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