Ike was not actually filing a lawsuit, but somehow the statement about a $5,000 dress suit got turned up in reports as a $5,000 lawsuit.
As recently reported, Ike Turner was arrested May 15th, due to a computer error in the LAPD's warrant database. In the report, it was stated that Ike Turner would possibly file a $5,000 lawsuit due to the arrest however, MemphisRap.com was recently informed that this was not true.
Phillip Arnold the manager for Ike Turner contacted MemphisRap.com about the recent story reported and stated that Ike was not actually filing a lawsuit, but somehow the statement about a $5,000 dress suit got turned up in reports as a $5,000 lawsuit.
"Please let folks know that the reference here is to his $5,000 suit of clothes that he had to go pick up from the jail he was held in overnight. He was released in the jump suit. I said that he was coming from the BMI (Black Tie) Awards Dinner, and was in a $5000 suit, and he would go get it for sure. Somehow this got construed to mean a law suit for $5K. Not correct," Phillip Arnold, Ike's manager, issued in a statement to MemphisRap.com.
The proclaimed "Father of Rock n Roll" was recently awarded a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album for his newest compilation CD, "Risin' with the Blues," which was released September 14, 2006 on Zoho Roots Music label.