Tommy Lee Sparta is a dancehall entertainer but it seems like he makes most of his money by filing lawsuits against governments.
In 2016, Tommy Lee filed and won a $3 million USD lawsuit against the government of Dominica and now the deejay is preparing to file another lawsuit against the government of Jamaica.
Ernest Smith who is Tommy Lee’s lawyer says he is moving forward with the lawsuit after his client was wrongfully charged for lotto scamming and then prevented from performing on numerous shows across the island.
“He was the victim of the unlawful restraint of trade,” Smith told a Jamaican news outlet. “He was the victim of the breach of one of the most fundamental rights, which is the right to earn a living.”
Tommy Lee was freed of all scamming charges in the Home Circuit Court on December 20th. His legal team has already filed action against the Attorney General’s Department for loss of income as a result of him being arrested and charged.
During the time the case was before the courts, Smith explained that the police would be notified of the entertainer’s bookings, and then they cancelled his scheduled appearances. That, coupled with a stop order, prevented the deejay from leaving the island to perform on shows overseas. He also said Tommy Lee Sparta had to refund deposits to promoters after his appearances were cancelled.
While Tommy Lee’s attorney did not give an exact figure, he made it clear that he will be seeking a lot of money for his client.
“We will be calling for the government to pay millions of dollars,” he stated.