Beyonce Escapes Another Lawsuit

A New York judge has dismissed a suit filed against Beyoncé and Tina Knowles by a former business associate who claimed the mother-daughter duo had stiffed him on the commission he was owed for aligning them with the manufacturer Wear Me Apparel Corp. The pact between Beyoncé & company and Wear Me Apparel eventually resulted in a $15 million licensing deal and the creation of her clothing line House of Dereon. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Herman Kahn determined that there was no evidence of a written contract between the plaintiff, Greg Walker, and the Knowles mother daughter duo, therefore, there was no reason that Walker was owed $1.5 million, or 10 percent of the licensing investment. According to Walker’s lawsuit, filed last July, Beyoncé only paid him $25,000 for his help in setting up several marketing and endorsement deals, including the Wear Me Apparel contract. Walker also sued Wear Me Apparel, claiming the company also owed him far more than the $85,000 commission he had received.

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