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Gay bar sues Ciara over planned appearance during L.A. Pride Festival

You should probably make sure the ink is dry before promoting something like that.

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You should probably make sure the ink is dry before promoting something like that.

A West Hollywood gay bar is suing singer Ciara, saying she ditched them for an event during the L.A. Pride Festival, despite having to be in town for the parade anyway. A musician with some kid of technical contract dispute? We've never heard the like!

The Factory says Ciara signed a $10,000 contract to make an "appearance" at the bar on June 7, but said she couldn't "perform" because of contract restrictions, TMZ reports. She was scheduled to sing on the main stage at the L.A. Pride parade on Saturday. The Factory claims she nixed the whole deal on June 3, leaving them high and dry for its party that night.

Ciara's rep says the whole thing is ridiculous, because Ciara never signed a final contract.

"Ciara's commitment to perform at L.A. Gay Pride on Saturday night prevented her from making such a Friday night appearance. Despite being notified early last week that Ciara could not appear, the Factory continued to market and promote Ciara's appearance," the rep said.

"The reason for the continued marketing/promotion is unclear, as it is not known why the Factory would intend to continue to mislead the public, to cause damage to the L.A. Gay Pride festival and to attempt to portray Ciara in a negative light.”

That's not stopping The Factory from seeking restitution for promotion costs and lost windfall from her absence at the bar. Somehow we think Ciara has better legal firepower than some bar in L.A.


[Last modified: Friday, June 7, 2013 3:41pm]


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