Ne-Yo to Pay $156,000 in Damages After He Missed 2008 New Year's Eve Concert
Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:29:30
Ne-Yo is out $156,000. That's because a Maryland judge has ordered the R&B singer and his booking agent to pay that amount in damages because the performer failed to appear at a 2008 New Year's Eve concert in Washington state.
The promoter is based in Maryland, which is why the four-day trial on the matter took place there. The judge rules that promoter Kenyohn Clark was dissed when fellow promoter Mike Esterman misled him and didn't return a $95,000 deposit.
Court documents show Ne-Yo testified at trial that he knew in his "heart of hearts" that the deposit should have been returned. Clark dealt with character assassination in the local market when the concert didn't go down. He left the concert/music business and now works for a military contractor.
Jason Brino, Clark's attorney, says his client was "basically public enemy No. 1" after the botched concert and abandoned the promotion business to take a job as a military contractor.
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