While Beyoncé simultaneously changes Blue Ivy Carter’s diapers and cooks up new music in the studio, she still has some unfinished business to pertain to as it relates to her now botched video game deal for Starpower: Beyoncé. My lord and gyrator tried to diffuse a lawsuit from Gate Five who say they want “the hundreds of millions of dollars in profits that Gate Five could have realized if she had honored the Agreement.” She lost once earlier this year to get rid of the suit and has reportedly lost once again.
Last April, a judge denied Beyoncé’s motion for summary judgment, which was premised on the belief that she had a right to cancel the video game contract because Gate Five hadn’t obtained a necessary $5 million financing commitment.
On Thursday, after Beyoncé asked for a second opinion, a New York appellate court affirmed the lower court’s order.
According to Gate Five, it had developed a technology that was better than the motion-driven video games on the market, that would track a far wider range of body movements than
Nintendo’s Wii, and the game technology was presented to representatives for top-selling artists including Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas, who purportedly expressed interest.
Ultimately, the company signed a deal with Beyoncé, but the contract had a termination clause requiring certain financing by a certain date or else the singer could back out.
Gate Five alleges that it spent $6.7 million on the game and had a financier lined up to provide $19.2 million in financing when Beyoncéexercised her termination rights.
Before she did, Gate Five says Beyoncé demanded a new compensation package. During the
course of litigation, the video game company began investigating whether Beyoncé terminated so as to sign a deal with another video game company such as Ubisoft or Electronic Arts.
As a lifelong member of the Beyhive, I don’t believe in suing Beyoncé even if a highly common practice.
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