RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUED IN J. PRINCE / RONNIE BOOKMAN DISPUTE!

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A Houston-area state district judge has granted a Temporary Restraining Order against James Prince a/k/a J. Prince. The order, requested by rival recording executive Ronnie Bookman, follows allegations that Prince arranged for Bookman to be severely beaten in a dispute involving Houston’s hip hop industry.

In finding that “imminent and irreparable injury will result in the absence of injunctive relief,” presiding judge Patricia Hancock ordered Prince to avoid coming within 500 feet of Bookman’s home or place of business.

In a lawsuit filed April 12th, Bookman alleges his beating was part of an ongoing effort by Prince and his Rap-A-Lot 2K Records, Inc. to snuff out Bookman’s fledgling record label.

According to the lawsuit, Prince directed a half-dozen of his associates to attack Bookman at a Houston recreation center owned by Prince. The alleged beating took place on Jan. 25, 2007.

Note: In a press release issued last week Prince says the facts of this case will play out in a court of law!