Ciara is headlining LA’s Gay Pride festival this upcoming weekend. What would usually be a cause for celebration could quickly be turning into a headache for Ciara as premiere venue, The Factory, is planning to sue Ciara for breach of contract.
— Factory & Robertson(@FactoryWeHo) June 7, 2013
According to the venue, Ciara was contracted (via her manager, Lisa Ellis) to appear on Friday, June 7th but for one reason or another Ciara isn’t appearing. Not only that, she was allegedly seeking $10,000 cash upfront.
— Factory & Robertson(@FactoryWeHo) June 5, 2013
Hmm. This looks to be an extremely messy situation. Ciara maintains that her only appearance will be on stage at the Gay Pride Festival.
The ONLY place Ciara will be performing at this weekend is headlining the Gay Pride Festival. Other advertisements are false!! -Team Ciara-
— Ciara(@ciara) June 7, 2013
Take a look at the legal documents & email exchanges below.
UPDATE: Ciara’s rep tells TMZ … the lawsuit is bogus because Ciara backed out before a deal was ever finalized.
A rep for the singer tells us, “Ciara’s commitment to perform at L.A. Gay Pride on Saturday night prevented her from making such a Friday night appearance. Despite being notified early last week that Ciara could not appear, the Factory continued to market and promote Ciara’s appearance.”
“The reason for the continued marketing/promotion is unclear, as it is not known why the Factory would intend to continue to mislead the public, to cause damage to the L.A. Gay Pride festival and to attempt to portray Ciara in a negative light.”