Country singer Taylor swift is being sued for $1.8 million by a ticket company that sold the tickets to a concert that never took place. The company claims Swift was paid in advance, but did not return the payment once the performance was cancelled.
FIRE USA Inc., a Florida-based ticket company, is suing Taylor Swift on cashing in for a performance in Canada that never actually happened. The singer was supposed to concert at the Capital Hoedown in Ottawa, in August 2012.
The lawsuit was filed last month in federal court in New York. FIRE USA Inc. claims it paid the singer almost $2.5 million before the show got cancelled. Swift first got a refundable deposit of $250,000 and then $2.2 million paycheck followed. Both sums were paid in late 2011, with the latest one paid in December.
As the concert never took place, because, according to Ottawa citizen, the Capital Hoedown was troubled from the start, the company has suffered a loss of $1.8 million, which is seeking to get from the “I Knew You Were trouble” singer.
Swift representative spoke to TMZ on the matter, explaining that there was no deal between the company and the singer and that until they’ll see the lawsuit, they won’t rush to pay anything.
Even if a judge will find in favor of FIRE USA, Taylor Swift will still have made $700,000 for not doing anything.