Real-life Derrick Harris captured after escaping from courthouse
Wu Tang Clan producer True Master has been arrested again after he managed to escape from an American courthouse after being arraigned on a charge of sexual assault.
According to a report by DNAinfo, True Master, whose real name is Derrick Harris, has now been hit with additional charges of felony escape and harassment, and will be held without chance of bail.
Harris, 41, has produced tracks on several albums by the Wu Tang Clan and worked with members of the rap group including Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ghostface Killah and Method Man. He had originally been arrested by police on Tuesday evening (September 12), and charged with beating and sexually assaulting a 43-year-old woman.
The producer had been held on a $250,000 bail but managed to flee from the Manhattan courthouse during a custody hand-over during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
However, he was apprehended and re-arrested by police at his home later that day. One of his neighbours claimed:
There were helicopters zooming and police everywhere.
According to the New York Sun, Harris sued Wu-Tang Productions in 2006 after he accused them of breaking their contracts with him and not paying him royalties for the music he had provided them with.
A report by the online dating site Tastebuds.fm, meanwhile, claimed earlier this year that fans of the Wu-Tang Clan were more likely to be promiscuous than those of any other acts who played at this year’s Glastonbury festival.