Taylor Swift sued over $2.5-million payout for canceled concert

Taylor Swift was sued for canceling an appearance at a Canadian music festival last year after she reportedly had already received the payment for the appearance.

She should have known it would be trouble, trouble, trouble? (OK, we got that out of our system.)


The singer was set to headline Capital Hoedown’s 2012 music festival in Ottawa last August but festival organizer Denis Benoit canceled the event in July 2012 and ticket-holders began asking their credit card companies for refunds, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

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The 23-year-old singer was allegedly paid the $2.5 million that came with booking the appearance and allegedly “refused to perform and/or reschedule a new appearance,” which amounted to a breach of contract, according to the complaint filed in New York federal court on Tuesday and obtained by E! News.

After the concert was canceled because of organizational problems, FIRE was sued by Evo Merchant Services, a credit card payment processing company, seeking $1.8 million to cover its losses, which is why FIRE turned around and sued Swift and her management company, the Austin, Texas-based Messina Group, E! reported.

Swift’s rep told TMZ on Tuesday that she never made a deal with FIRE and had yet to see the lawsuit. The singer was in London on Wednesday to perform at the 2013 Brit Awards, which also saw a performance from her ex Harry Styles’ band One Direction.



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