Game over for BeyoncÃ©?
Beyoncé Knowles is being sued for $100 million (R810 million) for “abandoning” a dance game project.
The 30-year-old star – who is currently pregnant with her first child – had her request to dismiss the lawsuit by company Gate Five thrown out by Manhattan Supreme Court Judge, Charles Ramos. The lawsuit claims that she walked away from a deal to create a motion-sensor dance video game Starpower: Beyoncé.
Gate Five argue that her abrupt leaving of the project meant they lost an initial $7 million (R57 million) investment, causing them to miss out on $100 million (R810 million) worth of profits, and casing 70 people to be made redundant a week before Christmas 2010.
However, the ‘Love on Top’ hitmaker’s lawyers claimed she had the right to pull out after the company was unable to fulfil contractual obligations to obtain $5 million (R57 million).
Judge Ramos made the decision to reject Beyonce’s team’s request without any explanation, meaning she is liable for a deposition.
Gate Five is seeking damages for the cost of the project and are hoping to get an injunction which would mean she is unable to work on any future computer games. What a way to upset a pregnant lady!