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Beyoncé, video game company settle NYC lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has settled a New York City lawsuit that said she didn't play fair in a deal for a video game structured around her.

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Court records show the case was closed Friday after the Grammy Award-winning singer and Gate Five LLC agreed to drop it.

A lawyer for Gate Five says the terms are confidential. A lawyer for Beyonce hasn't returned a call seeking comment.

Gate Five had said Beyoncé made a lucrative deal for a game called "Starpower: Beyoncé," then demanded a new agreement and abandoned the project. The company says it lost its nearly $7 million investment and 70 people lost their jobs.

Beyoncé's lawyers had said she was within her rights to get out of the deal because Gate Five didn't have needed financing.

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Jun 15, 2013 12:31PM
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If Beyonce Signed a Contract...All systems go ......Sign and Sealed. Then she is Obligated to those TERMS>

NO ONE is obligated to do ANOTHER contract, they already have ONE with everything REQUIRED for Business. If Some people lost their jobs because she wanted some DIVA,, petty crap then shame on her. A deal is a deal! You dont change your mind unless you ARE WILLING TO ABSORB OTHERS MISFORTUNES FOR YOUR.....i repeat..........YOUR Decisions.
 
Jun 15, 2013 10:34AM
Jun 15, 2013 9:54AM
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what moron came up with this idea , let alone green lighted it ? 7 mill on a beyonce video game ? they really thought someone would buy it ? what was it , a video game about converting ghetto trash into a white girl ? how to straighten an afro and bleach it blonde ? i don't get what it could possibly have even been . she has no talent outside of self promotion . shes a kardashian , famous for being famous. , the only game that was gonna be there was gonna be played on the public .of course no one would finance this absurd crap . it would have ended up in the dump with all those e.t. carts only not as valuable .
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