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The Dominican Government has offered Tommy Lee Sparta a monetary offer after he and his three-member entourage were denied entry into Dominica.
In February 2014, Tommy Lee, whose real name is Leroy Russell was scheduled to perform at a concert organized by Cabral Douglas in February 2014. However, some religious organizations denounced the artiste's appearance saying that his music glorifies Satan and promotes lawlessness and violence.
Upon his arrival here, Russell and his 3-member entourage were denied entry, detained and deported.
Speaking to Jamaica based Irie FM, the artiste's Attorney, Bert Samuels, said the Dominica Government has made a monetary offer to all four persons who were wrongfully detained.
Meanwhile Douglas is demanding US$3M from the Government in compensation. He has now brought the matter before the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) which is being heard today.
He is being represented by Dr. Leslie Thomas QC of London’s prestigious multiple award winning Garden Court Chambers, and Ms. Thalia Maragh LL.B, LL.M (International Law and Human Rights) of Mansfield Chambers, in London.
Dominica is being represented by Attorney General Levi Peter.
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