Fashion designer Rachel Roy filed divorce papers against her husband of 4 years Damon Dash in Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this month. The couple got hitched in Mexico in January 2005.
Dash has had a slew of bad luck the last few years beginning when he was unceremoniously forced out of Roc-A-Fella Records, the company he and former business partner Jay-Z founded, he was later removed as head of the fashion brand he and Jay-Z also started together, Rocawear. In August 2008 he lost the licensing rights to the Pro-Keds footwear, which he at one time touted as his comeback vehicle. Later in that month it was revealed that two of his New York homes had slipped into foreclosure, with mortgage debt on the two properties totaling over 7 million dollars. More legal trouble befell Dash the following month when in September the mother of his 16-year-old son refused to send the child home to Dash after a court ordered visitation, a violation of a custody agreement. Additionally Dash is being sued by his former attorneys for failing to pay legal bills and he owes the state of New York $2 million in back taxes, his car was seize last year after he failed to make his monthly payments.
This latest blow is not without it’s upside, in the divorce filing Roy is not asking for any money, just a clean separation.