A concert promoter is suing Cee Lo Green for $14.2 million (£8.9 million), according to reports.
TMZ says that Cierra Management Group have filed a suit against the singer after he failed to perform at two shows which had been scheduled to take place in 2011. They claim that they paid Green $243,000 (£152,000) to perform two gigs over the Christmas period, but allege that the concerts were never going to take place.
Their lawsuit claims that the shows were a “scheme designed to finagle funding capital for concerts they knew would not manifest” and, although they do not accuse Green of being part of the conspiracy himself, he is still being sued for allegedly refusing to perform either of the gigs.
In November last year, Green denied allegations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a woman over the summer. A police report was filed against the singer, with the alleged victim claiming that he drugged her at a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles with ecstasy and then she woke up naked with Green, remembering nothing from the previous evening.
Green later issued a statement which read: “Given that the matter is under investigation, we obviously cannot speak as freely as we’d like. What we can say is that these allegations are despicable, untrue, and deeply hurtful to Cee Lo, his children and his family.
“We are confident that when all the facts come out, it will be clear that if anyone was victimised here, it was Cee Lo. In the meantime, Cee Lo is deeply grateful for the overwhelming support he has received from his fans, his friends, and his colleagues.”
Green’s latest album, a Christmas LP titled ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment’, was released in October last year. Before that, his most recent release was 2010’s ‘The Lady Killer’, which featured his chart-topping single ‘Fuck You’.