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Scott Storch, the high-flying music producer who burned through a $70 million fortune thanks to a cocaine addiction, is attempting to make a comeback, but now faces a lawsuit from two individuals who claim to have bankrolled him after he declared bankruptcy.

Back in ’06, nobody was hotter than Storch, who churned out hits for the likes of Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Pink, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. He was named Songwriter of the Year at the 22nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards and was a money-making machine with hits like Beyoncé‘s “Baby Boy,” Fat Joe‘s “Lean Back” and 50 Cent‘s “Candy Shop.”

In December of last year, Storch was given a new Rolls-Royce Ghost, a South Florida home, a weekly salary, and $1 million in seed money to relaunch his prioduction career fron Brad and Seth Cohen, real estate investors who are now former friends of Storch. Instead of making all those sick beats again like he promised, according to the Cohens and their lawyer, Scott Storch did nothing but sit on his ass and do drugs the whole time.

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Richard Wolfe, Storch‘s lawyer, says the agreement between Storch and the Cohens was too vague to be taken seriously, and that the terms of the agreement were never laid out in concrete thereby rendering the Cohens’ actual lawsuit useless.

“The lawsuit attaches documents that are forged,” Wolfe says. “The lawsuit was filed in violation of federal law and we will be seeking a federal contempt order against the plaintiffs and their lawyers. The lawsuit is not serious and the only reason it was filed is to garnish publicity for the plaintiffs. Accordingly, it will be treated as nonsense.”

The complaint also targets a woman, Florence Mirsky, who allegedly has “engaged in a plan to pry Storch away” by advising the producer not to deal with the Cohens so that she could work with him instead.

However, as per the complaint, “Based on Storch’s (a) history of drug use, including evidence of recent abuse; (b) prior squandering of monies received from providing services in the music industry; (c) overt affiliation with Mirsky that has a real threat of diverting monies actually owed to CCS; and (d) sincere concern that CCS will otherwise not be able to collect monies to repay the significant contributions provided by B. Cohen and S. Cohen, an injunction and additional remedies in equity are necessary under the circumstances.”

Darren Heitner, attorney for the Cohens, retorts, “The lawsuit speaks for itself. We will push forward and seek relief for the wrongs that have been and continue to be committed by the Defendants.”

The Cohens are pushing to receive payment for damages for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and unjust enrichment. Most immediately, they are pushing for injunctive relief, which is a court order made by a plaintiff for a defendant to stop a certain action –in Scott Storch’s case, it’s the drug abuse.

We’ll keep our ear to this one as it unfolds.