Kevin Hart Is Being Sued For Allegedly Skipping Out On A 2018 Paid Party Appearance
Kevin Hart is being sued after allegedly bailing on a 2018 party appearance. According to reports, AIM Hospitality Group LLC is suing Kevin Hart for allegedly skipping an event that cost the company tens of thousands of dollars. The lawsuit alleges the event planning company agreed to pay Kevin Hart $26,000 to promote and appear at their afterparty on July 28, 2018. The party took place at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan and followed one of Kevin Hart’s standup performances from earlier that night. Court documents state that as part of his deal, Kevin Hart received $10,000 in advance as a deposit. However, according to the lawsuit,
“Hart had no intention of honoring the Instagram [promotion] agreement.”
The event planning company claims that months passed and Kevin Hart never promoted the event on his Instagram as he allegedly agreed to do. Because the comedian allegedly failed to keep his end of the deal AIM asked for a refund of the deposit a few weeks before the scheduled event. However, the court documents claim that Kevin Hart’s team sent the funds to the wrong person. The lawsuit states,
“Defendants recklessly issued a refund to the wrong party and without any attempt to fix the careless error made excuses for their own mismanagement of accounts.”
In addition to those allegations, AIM is also claiming that in 2019 they learned Kevin Hart’s appearance at the afterparty had been canceled on May 18, 2018. However, the actor’s agent didn’t tell them and instead pretended “that the event was on track.”
Court papers state that AIM spent $12,000 advertising the event. According to the lawsuit, The company is suing Kevin Hart, his two companies, one of his agents, and an exec at one of his companies for a total of $390,000 in damages.
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