A court ruling has taken a bite out of DMX for failing to fulfill a contract to promote a clothing line for dogs including caps, scarves, raincoats and bomber jackets.
The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was ordered to pay a $242,000 judgment to Amusing Diversions Inc., a company that produced and marketed the canine clothing line, named for his dog Boomer 129.
“DMX, it appears, is known for his growl and bark and is called Pit Bull (which according to the evidence … he has tattooed on his back),” noted Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Jane Goodman’s ruling, announced Monday.
His longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, said he hadn’t heard of the case and it was possible Simmons didn’t have an attorney working on it. He said Simmons couldn’t be reached for comment.
I’m not sure how DMX’s attorney can claim to be unaware of a case that was all over the wire services not so long ago, but considering that Amusing Diversions has all but vanished, you can’t really blame anyone involved for wishing to disassociate themselves from “exclusive urban dogwear”.