Dave Chappelle’s former manager, Mustafa Abuelhija, is suing the comedian for failure to pay him money from a 2005 court settlement, in which Abuelhija accused Chappelle of wrongful termination after he was abruptly fired.

According to Black News, 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 feels he’s entitled to his agreed-upon share.

In 2003, Chappelle debuted his own weekly sketch comedy show on Comedy Central called Chappelle’s Show. The show parodied many aspects of American culture including racial stereotypes, politics and pop culture, according to Wikipedia.

Chappelle’s Show Season One Uncensored!, became the best-selling DVD of a television show to date, overtaking the previous best-selling, The Simpsons first season DVD.

Season 3 was scheduled to air on May 31st, 2005, but in May 2005, Chappelle stunned fans and the entertainment industry when he abruptly left during production of the third season of Chappelle’s Show.

Chappelle continues to perform stand-up and appear in commercials for Right Guard and Coke.

For further information on the status of this lawsuit please visit Black News and EUWweb.com.

Tamika M. Murray blogs for PJ’s and A Movie, Stop and Stare Photos, and Blogcritics.org.

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