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Old 04-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Beyonce Sued Over Canceled Game Project

Beyonce Knowles has been massively successful in a number of different realms, from music to acting to endorsements. She was to be involved with a new videogame based on her life before pulling out, a move that has led to her being sued by the game's would-be developer.
Gate Five LLC filed the lawsuit in New York on Tuesday. It alleges that Beyonce agreed to a deal last June for a game called Starpower: Beyonce before later demanding a new (and more more lucrative) deal that resulted in the company's business being "destroyed."

"In early December everything was still a go. And then the week of Christmas, she said that's it, I don't want to hear from you guys, go away, resulting in 70 people losing their jobs," said Gate Five founder Greg Easley in an interview, reports New York Magazine. "We'd much rather make a game than litigate. But we want to recover damages that Gate Five suffered."

The lawsuit itself notes, "Though she already negotiated lavish compensation terms to which she was contractually bound, Ms. Carter, at a crucial moment in the project's development, made an extortionate demand for entirely new compensation terms she suddenly decided she wanted." When that didn't work out, she decided to abandon the project. It continues, "Her actions were so unscrupulous that her then manager (who is also her father) renounced them." A senior executive described "her conduct as 'morally reprehensible'" in an email.

Beyonce had expressed interest in starring in a videogame during late 2009, so the notion of a game starring her doesn't completely come out of the blue.

Gate Five is seeking the $6.7 million it lost in investments as well as the "more than $100 million" it believes the game would have generated had Beyonce not decided to drop out.

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