According to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit was filed on Friday at the Los Angeles Superior Court. The filing by choreographer and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, alleges that Scherzinger is demanding full creative control and a majority share in the group’s business plan for the tour to go ahead.
The reunion tour was announced back in 2019, however the on-going COVID-19 pandemic meant plans were pushed back to 2021.
In the original 2019 arrangement, the group supposedly agreed that Scherzinger would hold a 49% stake in the venture. Now however, the new filing claims that Scherzinger “demanded to renegotiate the terms” of her involvement.
The 43-year-old singer and X-Factor judge now allegedly wants a 75% share in the group’s business plans; in addition to final-decision-making authority. She allegedly cited the “growth of her personal brand and the opportunities she would have to forego” as the reason for her increased share.
Tour company Live Nation, who invested in the planned reunion, is now demanding the return of its $600,000 due to what the filing branded as Scherzinger’s “extortion”.
Antin is seeking “compensatory and punitive damages, as well as equitable relief from Scherzinger for her breach and tortious conduct”.
The filing added that the exact damages being sought would be determined at trial.
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