Beyoncé Sued For $100 Million
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos has greenlighted a $100 million lawsuit against Mrs. Knowles-Carter.
Software developer Gate Five is suing the mom-to-be for a breach of contract after she abruptly pulled out of a dance video game project called “Starpower: Beyoncé” back in 2010. Beyoncé tried to get the suit tossed out but Justice Charles Ramos rejected her request.
According to the summons filed in April, Gate Five is accusing Beyoncé of a “bad faith breach of contract so callous, on what appeared to be a whim, that she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas .”
“In early December everything was still a go,” said Gate Five founder Greg Easley in a interview. “And then the week of Christmas, she said that’s it, I don’t want to hear from you guys, go away, resulting in 70 people losing their jobs. We’d much rather make a game than litigate. But we want to recover damages that Gate Five suffered.”
Gate Five says that things went sour when Bey made an “extortionate demand” for more money and “double crossed” the firm.
Her lawyers claim she had every right to walk because Gate Five had not secured financing for the project by the mid-November deadline.
Read the summons here.