Antonio Brown Accused Of Falsifying Reimbursements, Ditching Endorsement Deals, & Upping Lil Wayne’s Feature Price To Pocket The Extra $100k In New Lawsuit
Unsigned NFL’er Antonio Brown may be ordered to pay up a hefty fine.
Reportedly, the 34-year-old former Tampa Bay Buccaneer is being sued after allegedly scamming a Tampa based entertainment company out of $500k. The company’s owner already hit the pro athlete with a suit after allegedly selling him a fake Richard Millie watch earlier this month. Now, reports have learned that Antonio brown is also being sued for defamation and breach of the “exclusive artist agreement” contract he signed with Secure the Bag Entertainment back in July.
According to reports, the company’s owner, Ryan Kane, filed the suit this past Wednesday (October 5th). In the court document, Kane accuses Brown of a number of high ticketed offenses, including submitting $178,000 worth of “fraudulent” expenses. Reports state the athlete turned rapper asked to be reimbursed $87,000 for allegedly renting a Los Angeles recording studio for five hours. Additionally asking for another $8,500 to pay for members of his entourage to fly in a private jet.
Kane initially agreed to cover the “Put That Sh*t On” artists’ Rolling Loud expenses from his performance earlier this year. However, Kane alleges the unauthorized expenses were
“grossly overstated or completely fabricated.”
Reportedly, after STB refused to pay the invoice, the suit claims Brown made
“defamatory statements on social media about STB writing bad checks and not paying their bills”.
Additionally, the lawsuit claims New Orleans rap icon Lil Wayne was used in Brown’s scheme to con the company out of money. Reportedly, Brown told the entertainment company that Wayne requested $250k in cash for his feature on the new rappers single “Cracked”. Brown reportedly claimed the money had to be paid directly through him. However, after feeling uneasy, the report says Kane contacted Wayne’s management who denied the claim, stating the Carter V artist was only expecting 150k compensation.
Reportedly, Brown also allegedly skipped out on a sneaker expo appearance in Chicago that STB set up for him after being given a $150k sign on bonus. The suit claims the expo’s promoter told AB that STB was already paid a deposit for the appearance, and that he responded via social media writing:
“suck my d*ck f*ggot tell them pay there bills cheap a** white boys,”
Speaking on the matter, Kane reportedly stated:
“Now I know how the Raiders felt when they paid him [at least $1 million], and he never played a single game for them….I gave him … a huge advance and an opportunity to make money legitimately, and all he did was walk off the field.”
“Everyone is saying his rap career is blossoming, but his rap career is dead….I own the rights to all his music. He can’t release any music for the rest of his life unless I approve it.”
The report stated the exact amount of damages Kane is seeking hasn’t been released. AB has not yet publicly commented on the suit at this time.
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