50 Cent is reportedly being sued for his hit Starz show, Power by a man who claims to be a real-life "Ghost," who is the main character of the show. 50 is facing two lawsuits, one for $300 million and another for $1 billion.
Cory Holland Sr. is an alleged former drug kingpin whose street name was apparently “Ghost.” According to AllHipHop, Holland originally filed the suit against 50 Cent, Courtney Kemp, Starz, and Lionsgate in 2021 for reportedly basing a majority of the show's storyline around him without his consent.
Cory Holland Sr. vs 50 Cent
In the suit, Holland believes that the storylines were exact replicas of his life that were taken from a series of recordings he did in 2007 as part of a campaign for at-risk youth to learn the dangers of street life.
In the complaint, Holland wrote, “This is not one of those lawsuits from a deranged fan or some somebody trying capitalize-off someone else’s success. This is about the actual theft of my life, and the damages that it has done as well the profits that the defendants have made from the of stealing and telling my life story without my consent.”
In a separate lawsuit, Holland suggests that 50 Cent assaulted him as a means of intimidation. He is demanding $300 million for intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence in hiring and retention, in addition to other charges.
According to court documents 50 Cent's legal team wrote, “Plaintiff’s claim that he suffered from severe emotional distress is undermined by the allegations that Plaintiff owns a weapon and he and his family repeatedly tried to confront Jackson.”
It continued, “The alleged conduct—Jackson ‘came to plaintiff’s home and neighborhood’—took place over a year before this Action was commenced. Around late July or early August 2021, Plaintiff can’t remember exactly your honor, but defendant Jackson decided to come to the Plaintiff’s neighborhood, not once, but twice. This claim is thus untimely. The assault claim should, therefore, be dismissed for failure to state a claim because the First Amended Complaint is devoid of any allegations to support such a claim against Jackson.”