Harry Belafonte, 85-year-old singer turned activist name is once again getting some press coverage but not for lashing out against Beyonce and Jay-z about their lack of social responsibility, this time its more in the hand of the United States court system.
The singer is now being sued by his half brother, Raymond Wright. Raymond is claiming that his half-brother’s (Belafonte) book, “My Song: A Memoir,” contains “a cluster of libels” intended to “incite media dislike of Wright and dissuade the media from publishing Wright’s work.”
According to Page Six, the lawsuit was self-written and sounded like jibberish. According to the lawsuit, the brothers have been estranged ever since a 1991 Post column by Fred Dicker, which reported how Wright urged then-Gov. Mario Cuomo to stop funding the “scandal-scarred” Martin Luther King Jr. Institute “created by Cuomo at Belafonte’s request” and divert its $1.5 million budget to homeless programs.
It was also stated that Wright made the request after their mother, Melvina Belafonte Wright, died alone and sick after living in a Manhattan shelter. The singer or any representative has yet to responded to all the allegations being made in the lawsuit.
Tags: Celebrity in Court, Celebrity Lawsuit, Harry Belafonte, Raymond Wright
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