A judge ruled Tuesday that superstar singer Beyoncé can’t dance away from a $100 million lawsuit lodged against her by a videogame maker.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos rejected the hip-hop princess’ request to toss the suit filed by Gate Five LLC.
Without explaining, Ramos ruled Gate Five can proceed with civil action charging that Beyoncé “double crossed” the firm when she abandoned its project to make a dance videogame.
In the suit filed in April, Gate Five accused the pregnant songstress of a “bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas [2010\].”
The suit claims she bailed at the last minute on the project for a videogame called “Starpower: Beyoncé” after making an “extortionate demand” for more money.
Gate Five claims the firm financing the game backed out because of Beyoncé’s last-minute maneuvers.
Beyoncé’s lawyers countered that she had every right to walk because Gate Five had not secured financing for the project by a mid-November 2010 deadline.
This lawsuit has been going on for a minute. BeyBey might want to think about settling because putting folks out of work is definitely not a good look for her public persona.