Prince ordered to pay $4 million to perfume company

The star was supposed to endorse a fragrance inspired by his 2006 album '3121'

Prince ordered to pay $4 million to perfume company

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Prince has been ordered to pay a perfume company $4 million, after failing to promote one of their fragrances.

Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics sued the superstar back in 2008 after he reneged on a deal to promote a scent called 3121, named after his 2006 album. A New York judge has now ordered Prince to pay $4 million (£2.52 million) in damages to the company.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the perfume company stated in the lawsuit that: "Since July 2007, despite repeated attempts by Revelations, there have been virtually no communications from anyone who could commit to or coordinate any promotional efforts by Prince."

Prince, who was also supposed to give out free samples of the scent at his shows, now has to pay the company's out-of-pocket losses of $3,948,798.58. However, he doesn't have to stump for lost profits and "punitive damages" as there was no evidence that the artist acted with "malicious intent".

Earlier this year Howler's Brent Mayes denied that he was Prince's son following reports which circulated saying that the drummer was the offspring of the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker. In an interview with Virgin, he distanced himself from the rumours, saying "I'm not Prince's son. If I were though, believe it, I'd be collecting all the child support and probably would not be in Howler."

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