In June of last year, Beyoncé allegedly entered into a contract agreement with Gate Five, LLC to create a game, “Beyoncé: Starpower,” but abruptly pulled out of the deal, according to a soon-to-be-filed lawsuit.
The suit claims that at a “crucial moment in the project’s development,” Beyoncé “made an extortion demand for entirely new compensation terms she suddenly decided she wanted” and then pulled out of the game.
Gate Five LLC says that Beyoncé negotiated “lavish compensation terms,” and then wanted more. Her actions caused a financial backer to pull out of the project because Beyoncé was “too erratic to do business with,” and a senior executive of a financier found her conduct to be “morally reprehensible,” in an email to the singer’s talent agents.
In the summons served to Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Beyoncé Inc., Gate Five LLC, “seeks to hold Ms. Carter the iconic pop star known as Beyoncé, along with her company, Beyoncé Inc., 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.”
Gate Five is seeking to recoup its original investment of $6.7 million plus an additional $100 million in profits it believes that it would have earned.