Rapper Never Responded To Promoter’s Lawsuit
The Game blew off a legal battle with a concert promoter who accused him of screwing them out of hundreds of thousands – after he cancelled a performance at the Kentucky Derby last minute – and the judge got tired of waiting for the rapper to show up to court and slapped him with a $35,000 judgment.
Dream Team Entertainment sued The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, in Federal Court back in October 2014. The promoters explained that The Game signed a contract with them in April 2014. The agreement was for him to perform at Kentucky Derby Festival on May 2nd.
The company said they wired the rapper $35,000 following the deal being executed as a deposit for his performance. However, they say on the day of the concert they got a call from an associate of The Game. The associate said they he would not be performing if the rapper didn’t headline the show. The promotion company had numerous conversations with The Game’s associate but he did not appear at the Derby.
They demanded the return of the $35,000 deposit and an additional $30,000 for a cancellation fee that was agreed upon in the agreement. They said the rapper and his team refused, and so they filed the suit that demanded damages for his breach of contract.
Then on October 30th the promotion company filed a motion for default against The Game. They explained he was served with their legal papers back in January, but he has blown off the legal battle and refused to show up to court to address the lawsuit.
The promotion company – who originally demanded $75,000 in damages – is now pleading with the judge to award them a default judgment in the amount of $355,000 in losses, $160,000 in money lost in ticket sales and $10,000 for the money they spent to promote the event, for a grand total of $525,000.
Then on December 18th the federal court judge came back and granted the motion for a default judgment against The Game. However, he said the concert promoters failed to show evidence backing up their alleged damages in the amount of $525,000. The order says that there is nothing whatsoever to support the requested default judgment amount and as a result the judge ordered The Game to only pay back $35,000 to the promoter.