theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Pharrell Williams has reached a settlement with his former business partner – who sued the singer for millions after he allegedly bailed on a project to film “The Voice” & screwed him over – with the nasty legal battle coming to an end after nearly a year in court.
The singer was sued by the production company, Uncommon Content Partners, who produced the singers YouTube show “ARTST TLK”. The show featured celebrity interviews and ran for over 12 episodes in its first season and was set to begin production on a Season 2.
However, the producers explained Pharrell kicked them to the curb when he signed on to become a judge on “The Voice“, despite them investing millions into the YouTube show. They filed suit demanding millions in damages for all the money they lost.
Pharrell said the legal battle was nonsense and the contract he signed had a provision that allowed him to back out of a Season 2 if no schedule could be agreed upon by both parties. He asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit and award his ex-business partner nothing.
Then the producers fired back in court documents blasting Pharrell, stating that he tried to deceive the court about the terms of the agreement. The company said the agreement specifically states that Pharrell is obligated to complete a 2nd season of the YouTube show and the only provision is they have to agree upon a schedule, but it doesn’t say if they can’t the singer gets to abandon the project.
Pharrell then headed back to court, explaining that the agreement he signed with the production company states that both parties will work together to come up with a shooting schedule that does NOT conflict with Pharrell’s prior professional commitments aka The Voice.
Pharrell said he didn’t want to wait around and pass up on the chance to be a judge on The Voice to see if a Season 2 of the YouTube show was going to happen. He also said he wasn’t required to do so and thus be didn’t breach any contract.
The singer demanded the judge throw out the lawsuit and not allow it to go forward. The case had been pending ever since. The battle recently got nasty with the company demanding Pharrell hand over his contract for The Voice, to find out how much he was raking in per season. They were shut down by the judge who sided with the singer.
Then on April 13th, docs were filed by Uncommon Content Partners informing the court that they have reached a settlement with Pharrell and are finalizing the terms of the agreement. The company says once the final details have been worked out and the paperwork signed by the singer then they will be dismissing all claims against him and the case will be closed.