Bounty Killer reacts to lawsuit seeking millions for unpaid royalties

“Tings a kuum up to bump,” says Bounty Killer in part, in a caption he shared on Instagram about a lawsuit he filed in the High Court of Justice in London, UK, against British national Othman Mukhlis.

In the lawsuit, Bounty Killer claimed that Mukhlis through his company Jamdown Music Limited collected over £325,000 which amounted to roughly 60 million Jamaican dollars of his royalties since 2002 that was never paid to him.

Music News understands that the missing money was recently discovered by Bounty Killer’s former manager Julian Jones-Griffith, who brought it to the entertainer’s attention.

Bounty then quickly retained lawyers in the US and UK who investigated the matter and found statements and payments for over £325,000 (J$60 mil) that were never paid to him.

The lawsuit was subsequently filed in June 2022. Bounty Killer is represented by Mike Shepherd in the United Kingdom.

Mukhlis, a British national, is known in the entertainment circle in Jamaica via his music publishing company Abood Music and is thought to have multiple other clients on the island.

Bounty Killer has also claimed in the lawsuit that when agreeing to allow Mukhlis to collect his royalties for a 15% commission, Mukhlis made a “fraudulent misrepresentation” which means the agreement should be revoked.

In addition to the agreement being rescinded for fraudulent misrepresentation, the lawsuit is also seeking an order from the UK High Court that Mukhlis fully account for and pay Bounty Killer all the royalties they collected, but did not pay him, plus interest over the 20-year period and legal costs.


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