Prince Slapped with $2.3 Million Lawsuit over Cancelled Dublin Show
Published Feb 24, 2010In addition to the slew of copyright issues he's come under fire for in recent years, Prince has managed to anger the city of Dublin after the superstar reportedly cancelled a 2008 gig in the city's Croke Park. Irish concert promotion giant MCD is so unimpressed with the singer that it's recently filed a $2.3 million lawsuit against him.
As CANOE reports, the company claims that it's owed compensation from Prince and his agents, California-based William Morris Endeavour Entertainment, for financial loss and damage to commercial reputation.
The artist (no pun intended) himself has pointed the blame at William Morris, whom he says booked the show without his knowledge or permission.
Meanwhile, the agency has argued it was Prince who pulled out of the gig just ten days before its scheduled date, citing that he gave "no reason of substance" to do so.
MCD allegedly paid $1.5 million to William Morris, which was returned when plans for the concert were scrapped.
The case went to court earlier this week, and will continue to develop. In the meantime, we're guessing Prince should probably stay out of Ireland for a little while.