Ne-Yo Sued Over Failing to Show Up For Concert
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:36:21
R&B crooner Ne-Yo –he was christened Shaffer Smith, which is a cool, R&B crooner-worthy moniker- and his booking agency are being sued in Maryland by a promoter over the performer's failure to appear at a 2008 New Year's Eve concert in Washington state, reports The Associated Press. The lawsuit is scheduled for trial later this month in Anne Arundel County, where Ne-Yo's booking agent, Mike Esterman, is based. That's a bit geographically confusing, but we can thank our government for our incredible tangled litigious web we weave.
Kenyohn Clark's lawsuit seeks $1 million in damages from Ne-Yo and Esterman. Clark claims the botched concert damaged his reputation and that Esterman refused to refund a $95,000 deposit. The lawsuit says there was no excuse for Ne-Yo's failure to appear at the show in Bellevue, Washington. Tickets were sold for $125 to $1,275. Over $1,200 for a ticket? Was the singer providing women to give free hummers with VIP ticket packages? Ne-Yo's attorney, John Scaldara, stated that he thinks his client will win the lawsuit.
Are you psyched for Ne-Yo's new album Libra Scale, due out in September?