theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, rapper Plies is blasting a concert promoter accusing him of screwing them out of hundreds of thousands over a cancelled performance saying he never signed a contract with them and is demanding the entire lawsuit be thrown out of court.
Plies was sued by a concert concert booking company, Delmont Promotions, back in 2013. The lawsuit explained the rapper was to perform in North Carolina back in 2008. The promoters spent massive amounts on advertisements and performance fees – totaling over $315k – and sold a large number of tickets to the concert.
However, the rapper then cancelled his show citing a scheduling conflict and he failed to appear or perform as agreed. The company filed suit against Plies claiming they had spent $17k for the venue, over $40k in booking fees, $25k in promotions to advertise the concert, $48k for Plies, $45k for Rick Ross, $26k for Trey Songz, $7k in flights and $3k in transportation.
The company explained in their lawsuit that the night he was supposed to perform in North Carolina, he actually went and performed in Florida for a sold out show of 25k people.
They said that they anticipated bringing in over 1 MILLION dollars from gross ticket sales and the company estimated they would have made $750k profit.
Delmont Promotions filed the lawsuit almost 2 years ago and despite claiming they served the rapper with the legal papers he never responded to the allegations in court.
The promoters filed docs demanding a default judgement in the case and they wanted a judge to order Plies to pay them a total of $750k.
Then on August 3rd, the federal court judge granted the concert promoters a default judgement in the amount of $504,145.75
The judge said that his decision was based on the evidence provided by the promoters of all their out-of-pocket expenses, testimony and other records he was given to review. He also ordered that the $504k will increase with interest until Plies pays up the full amount to the concert promoters.
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