Ciara served with lawsuit papers during performance at L.A. Pride

Ciara, in 2009, is facing a lawsuit.
Ciara, in 2009, is facing a lawsuit.
(Peter Kramer / Associated Press)

During Ciara’s performance at Saturday’s L.A. Pride, a process sever walked up to the stage to deliver the singer some “Goodies” of a sort -- a notice that she was being sued.

The suit stems from a dispute between the West Hollywood nightclub the Factory and the R&B singer, who was booked to appear at the club but backed out when her performance at the official Pride event conflicted with it. Ciara’s reps claimed that she gave plenty of notice to the club, while the Factory claims breach of contract.

The process server captured the exchange on video, where Ciara casually takes the paperwork handed to her, before dropping it back on the server and continuing with the show as before.


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In a statement to TMZ, a rep for Ciara said that “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.”

Calls and emails to the Factory were not immediately returned on Monday.

Regardless of the merits of the suit, one has to admire the gumption of the process-server’s tactics. Nothing like a lawsuit to liven up one’s “Body Party.”


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