May 2, 2012 17:23

Flo Rida served £35,000 legal notice via Facebook

Australian festival promoters had failed to track the rapper down, so took to the social network

Flo Rida served £35,000 legal notice via Facebook

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Flo Rida has been served a legal notice that he faces a lawsuit from an Australian festival promoter, which isn't particularly unusual, except the rapper found out about the suit on his official Facebook page.

The 'Wild Ones' rapper is being sued by the Fat As Butter music festival in Australia after he failed to perform at the event last October, despite being paid $55,000 (£35,000) to play the set, and he then proved so elusive that the promoters took to Facebook to track him down.

According to the Australian Daily Telegraph, after numerous failed attempts to apprehend the rapper, whose real name is Tramar Dillard - in person, Matthew Hourn, a lawyer for festival promoter Mothership Music, was granted permission to serve the claim via a link on Flo Rida's official Facebook page.

Asked why he'd been forced to be so inpolite, Hourn said: "Our process server tried arranging meetings with his agents and attended appearances in Melbourne - but due to his large entourage and security, we were unable to serve him personally."

Bizarrely, this isn't actually the first time an Australian court has allowed such a stunt. Earlier this year a judge allowed legal notice to be served to a couple to tell they'd lost their home over Facebook.

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