Things may be blissful right now in pop superstar Beyoncé’s personal life with a baby on the way for her and husband Jay-Z. But on the business end of things, the pop star has seen better days. A video game company recently filed a $100 million lawsuit against Beyoncé, claiming that the singer abruptly pulled out of a deal with them.
According to The New York Daily News, Beyoncé entered into a lucrative business deal with game maker Gate Five in 2010 for a game called “Starpower: Beyoncé.” However, Beyoncé then made an “extortionate demand” for money and a new deal before abruptly abandoning the project.
In April, Gate Five filed a lawsuit against the singer, claiming “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 company also claims that Beyoncé’s extreme demands and abrupt departure caused the firm financing the game to back out.
Beyoncé’s lawyers countered the suit, claiming that she was within her rights to abandon the deal when Gate Five failed to secure financing for the project by a mid-November 2010 deadline. Bey’s legal team also requested that a judge toss the video game maker’s suit against her.
However, on Dec. 6, New York County Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos denied Beyoncé’s request to toss the suit, allowing Gate Five to proceed with their civil action.
Though we’re sure that Beyoncé could afford the loss of $100 million, we’re also sure that, like any reasonable person, she seriously doesn’t want to. Below, check out five other celebs who’ve faced steep lawsuits. –nicholas robinson