Last Summer Justin Bieber got into a bit of a squabble with a promoter over a concert he was supposed to play at Montreal’s Beachclub. Initially Justine Beaver signed on to play the show and promote it on Twitter leading up to the event, but in the days preceding the concert’s promoter, Team Productions, expressed concern that Justine wasn’t holding up her end of the deal and wished to renegotiate the contract. We’re talking HUGE sums of money here to both parties, so it would make sense that both parties hold up their ends of the bargain if they wished to see the pay day. Instead Justice Beeper took to Twitter and shit talked the promoter, and he’s now been slapped with a HUGE lawsuit for defamation.
First up, here’s the tweet that Janice Queefer sent out after he backed out of his contract and canceled the concert, turning his back on his Canadian brethren:
I didn’t go to law school and spend three years of my life learning how to interpret the law, but I think there’s a case to be made for either side based on Justin Bieber‘s tweet. So how much is he getting sued for? VarietyLatino.com reports:
Team Productions is suing Justin Bieber for defamation and wants a Canadian court to make the singer pay $650,000 in damages.
According to the claim, Bieber and Team Productions allegedly had an agreement under which Bieber would partake in a live performance at Montreal’s Beachclub on Aug. 22, 2015.
Team Productions agreed to pay $250,075 at signing and $175,000 five days prior to the travel date, according to the claim. Bieber agreed to promote the event on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, the lawsuit alleges.
After the first payment was made, the promoter “expressed concern” that Bieber wasn’t publicizing the event as agreed and “initiated discussions for a discount,” the court document states.
As a result, Bieber cancelled the show and called out the company on social media.
“Montreal due to the promoter of today’s event breaking his contract and lying I will not be able to attend today’s event,” Bieber tweeted on Aug. 22. “I look forward to coming back to Montreal in the future to do a proper show but I will not be able to attend 2day due to this breach. Thanks,” he later wrote.
Team Productions is seeking $500,000 in lost earnings potential, $100,000 for damage to the company’s reputation and $50,000 in punitive damages.
So for a dude that spends money like it grows on trees getting sued for $650,000 isn’t exactly chump change. Sure he could make that money back pretty quickly by adding some concerts to his tour, if he’s even still touring, I honestly don’t have a fucking clue what’s going on in Justin Bieber’s life these days. I do think the entire debacle could’ve been avoided though is Jessup Beaster would’ve just honored his end of the deal and sent out some tweets about his concert in Montreal…but here we are.
What do you bros think, is Junky Bumper at fault here or is the Montreal Beachclub at fault? Answers down below or in the Facebook comments…