Pop star Beyoncé Knowles is being sued for $100 million dollars for an alleged breach of contract with developer Gate Five for dance game Starpower: Beyoncé.
Court documents published by New York Magazine reveal Gate Five claims Beyoncé "had already negotiated lavish compensation terms to which she was contractually bound, at a critical moment in the project's development made an extortionate demand for entirely new compensation terms she wanted."
"When her manoeuvre backfired and drove away the financier (who found Ms. Carter too erratic to do business with), she pulled out of the project in breach of the agreement."
The documents claim the game's cancellation "destroyed Gate Five's business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas".
Gate Five seeks $6.7 million in lost investment, plus $100 million based on potential profits from the game.
We'd like to thank Beyoncé for preventing another dancing game from being released and therefore reviewed by Jamin. Thanks Beyoncé.