Women in Music 2016
Beyonce Sued for $100 Million by Video Game Maker
Beyoncé has been hit with a hefty $100 million lawsuit, after the singer reportedly bailed out on creating a "motion-sensing dance video" titled "Starpower: Beyoncé."
The summons, which was first obtained by New York Magazine, was filed yesterday (Apr. 26) by software developer Gate Five LLC against Beyoncé and her company, Beyoncé, Inc. Gate Five is holding the star, who is referred to as Ms. Carter, accountable for "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."
According to the claim, Beyoncé "had already negotiated lavish compensation terms" with Gate Five to develop the "Starpower: Beyoncé" video game, but then suddenly "made an extortionate demand for entirely new compensation terms." When the deal subsequently fell through, the singer allegedly "drove away the financier (who found Ms. Carter too erratic to do business with) and then pulled out of the project, breaching the agreement.
Representatives for Beyonce have yet to repspond to requests for a comment.