Ryan Leslie Lawsuit $1 Million Laptop – Ryan Leslie reneged on a promise to pay $1 million to anyone who located his lost laptop computer, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. Armin Augstein said in court filings that he repeatedly tried to cash in on the reward from the Harlem-based musician after finding the MacBook.
Augstein found the portable device while walking his dog in a Stommelerbusch, Germany, park about a month after the MacBook went missing.
The Harlem-based musician said the computer was swiped from the back of a Mercedes in Cologne on Oct.23, 2010, during a European concert tour. The budding mogul publicized a $20,000 finder’s fee – but then sweetened the reward to $1 million.
“It’s unfortunate that my client has to go to such lengths to recover the reward,” said Michael Fischman, Augstein’s U.S.-based lawyer. Augstein, a 52-year-old German, is seeking the $1 million fee plus interest, according to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Ryan did not return calls for comment about the pending lawsuit.
Leslie is the founder of the media company NextSelection Lifestyle Group and has produced singles for a number of artists in a variety of genres ranging from RandB/Hip-Hop to Pop to Gospel.
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