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Beyoncé getting sued $100m over abandoned videogame

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Welcome to Videogame Lawsuits Day here at The Inquisitr! Fresh from Sony getting slapped with a lawsuit, here’s news that Beyoncé “I would love to do some kind of fitness game” Knowles is being sued for $100 million dollars for abandoning her contract on some kind of dancing game.

The suit is being brought by developer Gate Five, which was working on a dance game called Starpower: Beyoncé before Beyoncé allegedly overdid the starpower and demanded ‘new compensation terms’. Though we’re yet to hear the perspective of Ms. Knowles (or ‘Ms. Carter’ as she’s referred to in the lawsuit), this doesn’t make pretty reading:

“Though she had already negotiated lavish compensation terms to which she was contractually bound, at a critical moment in the project’s development made an extortionate demand for entirely new compensation terms she wanted. When her maneuver backfired and drove away the financier (who found Ms. Carter too erratic to do business with), she pulled out of the project in breach of the agreement.”

Further on, there’s an accusation that the star “destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas,” and then this:

“Her actions were so unscrupulous that her then manager (who is also her father) renounced them, while a senior executive of the company that agreed to finance the project condemned her conduct as ‘morally reprehensible.’”

NOW JUST HOLD IT. You mean to suggest the lady who charges millions to perform sets to murdering dictators is the owner of shaky morals? Why, I shan’t hear a word of it!

[Via NYMag]

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