Beyonce Gets Sued For $100 Million
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Beyonce is getting sued, again. The singer superstar has been battling a potential lawsuit with a video game company over a project that she’s accused of backing out of last minute and costing them some major money. The company, Gate Five, claims that Beyonce had been working with its company on a video game entitled Star Power: Beyonce. Apparently Beyonce was supposed to supply her vocals and likeness to the project, but the company claims the singer backed out of the project abruptly before doing much of anything to contribute to the video game. Beyonce’s camp maintains that she had every legal right to back away, especially since they claim that the company failed to have it’s financing in place by the agreed upon deadline. To Beyonce’s disappointment, the Appellate Division has denied Beyonce’s bid to dismiss the law suit filed by the video game company.
Gate Five also claims that Beyonce’s unexpected removal from the project has caused the entire project to falter and they are suing the singer for $100 million. They also claim they anticipated to sign a deal for financing on December 6, 2010, however, Beyonce and her team backed out on the project on December 3.
This is Beyonce’s second legal disappointment in the last couple of months, as the singer also lost another major case over Blue Ivy’s namesake. The singer and her husband Jay-Z were turned down by the courts when they attempted to trademark their daughter’s name. According to reports, Beyonce wanted to use Blue Ivy’s name for a line of upcoming baby products. But in the end, she would lose out to an established event planning company who has been using the name for years.