Singer claims she is owed £293,000
Avril Lavigne has reportedly filed a lawsuit against live concert streaming company 2VLive over an unpaid gig.
According to TMZ reports, Lavigne signed a contract with the firm last year and, on top of making some promotional appearances, performed a show for the agreed fee of $500,000 (£293k) in New York on September 25.
However, it’s ten months later and Lavigne claims she has yet to receive the full amount. Having agreed to receive the money in three instalments – $125,000 (£73k), $300,000 (£176k) and $75,000 (£44k) – the ‘Sk8er Boi’ singer says she’s only received the first payment.
In addition, Lavigne claims she is also owed money from an agreement with an affiliate company of 2VLive that produces video greeting cards.
Earlier this year, the 29-year-old Canadian took to Twitter to respond to criticisms that the video for her song’ ‘Hello Kitty’ was racist. “RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan,” posted Lavigne.