Beyonce Video Game Lawsuit $100 Million
Beyonce’s being sued. One-half of the celebrity supercouple known as “Hov & B” has been slapped with a lawsuit tipping the scales at over $100 million after the “Video Phone” star allegedly bailed on a video game deal, driving approximately 70 people just one week before Christmas.
Electronics firm Gate Five claims they were set to release a game with the singer. Starpower: Beyonce, had been in development for release just in time for Christmas 2011, they say. That is until the deal fell through when the “Sasha Fierce” star, 29, suddenly pulled out of the project, with little explanation, late last year. Now Gate Five chiefs want to recover the $6.7 million investment they put into the venture and more than $100 million in profits they claim the game would have made. According to a complaint filed in Manhattan on Tuesday, the agreement came unglued during a “crucial moment in the project’s development” because Beyonce made “an extortionate demand” for more cash. The company charges Beyonce with single-handedly destroying their business and leaving scores of employees without jobs.
“It was a very shocking and disappointing turn of events that no one saw coming, and now we’re all trying to pick up the pieces,” Gate Five CEO tell The New York Post. “Her actions were so unscrupulous that her then-manager [who is also her dad] renounced them. While a senior executive of the company…condemned her conduct as ‘morally reprehensible’ in an email he sent to one of her talent agents.”
Beyonce released her new single, “Girls (Who Rule The World),” earlier this month. The song will serve as the lead single off of the hitmaker’s upcoming fourth solo album, due later this year.
Written by Castina on April 27th, 2011 | Tagged as: Beyonce Knowles