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Court reject Beyonce’s appeal, $100 gaming lawsuit going to trial

Thursday, 15th November 2012 10:49 GMT By Nick Akerman

Beyonce Knowles-Carter has failed to have a lawsuit against her dismissed by court. The singer allegedly exited a deal to make a game with Gate Five in 2010, causing the company serious losses in the process.

The studio claim Knowles backed out of a deal to make Starpower: Beyonce. The title aimed to take advantage of motion-controlled dances games that have proven wildly popular over the last few years.

Gate Five is said to have let 70 employees go as a result of the deal breaking down, as well as losing $100 million in profits.

Beyonce suggests she didn’t commit due to the project’s lack of funding. Gate Five go against this claim, suggesting the global superstar understood it was about to secure additional money for the project. In the wake of cancellation, the company is suing for $6.7 million in compensation and $100 million in damages.

This is all set to receive trial in front of a jury. Oh-oh-oh.

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  1. GrimRita

    Well if they liked her, they should have put her signature on it.. boom boom!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    I doubt they’ll get $100 million, or at least my own personal interpretation or fair remuneration says they don’t deserve $100 million, but I reckon they do deserve something here based on what I’ve read in the past. She basically let them invest a ton of money into the project and then pulled out at the last minute, that’s slightly shady.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Mike W

    Come on B, you know you and dickhead jay-z have the money…..right? You guys are always talking about how much you got…now is the time to show and prove. ;)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Digital Bamboo

    That’s rough, they should get something back, but $100M? Are we to believe that a Beyonce-based dancing game would have made anywhere near that much money or am I missing something here?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Nick Akerman

    ‘Bills, bills, bills’

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Cobra951

    Lawsuits tend to have way overinflated monetary claims. No, I’m sure she hasn’t cost anyone $100 million.

    #6 1 year ago