April 27, 2011 16:45

Beyonce being sued by video game developer

Singer is said to have 'pulled out' of game development

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Beyonce is being sued by software developer Gate Five for allegedly pulling out of a deal to create Starpower: Beyonce, a motion sensing dance video game.

The company is seeking more than $100 million (£61 million) in damages for what New York Magazine is reporting was, according to the company, a "bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five's business and drove 70 people into unemployment the week before Christmas."

A company chief added that Beyonce "had already negotiated lavish compensation terms to which was contractually bound" but made an "extortionate demand for entirely new compensation terms" at a pivotal moment in the development of the game.

They also claimed that the singer’s actions were deemed so unscrupulous that they were renounced by her father and former manager, Matthew Knowles.

Beyonce is yet to comment on the matter.




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