In the lawsuit obtained by ET, Heller says he was not compensated for the use of his name and likeness in the film, and claims that no individuals associated with the movie contacted him prior to it going into production. He also alleges in the court documents that false and defamatory statements were made about him.
Straight Outta Compton tells the story of how NWA -- which included Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella -- emerged from the streets of Compton, outside Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionized hip-hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Heller is played by Paul Giamatti.
The court docs go on to allege that Heller owned the rights to much of the material used in the movie from both a book and a prior screenplay that he owned.