Wardrobe Designer Sues Toni Braxton Over Bounced Check

Toni Braxton has been sued by a wardrobe and costume designer who alleges the Grammy-winning R&B singer wrote him a bad check and still owes him $15,000 for work on a Las Vegas show, reports the Associated Press. Anthony Franco filed the lawsuit Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the Unbreak My Heart singer had agreed to pay him $35,000 to design the entire wardrobe for the “Toni Braxton: Revealed” show. According to Franco, he claims he received a check, but it was returned for insufficient funds. He alleges Braxton and co-defendant Liberty Entertainment Inc. put a stop-payment on the check. Franco claims he was eventually paid $20,000, leaving an outstanding balance of $15,000. Braxton has won six Grammy Awards and she is best known for such hits as “Breathe Again,” “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Love Shoulda Brought You Home.” The RIAA named Braxton one of the top selling artists of all time. Braxton has also appeared on two Disney Broadway shows: “Beauty and the Beast” (as Belle) in 1998 and “Aida” (as Aida) in 2003. Her role in “Beauty and the Beast” marked the first time an African American commanded the leading role of Belle. It also marked the first time an African American female would star in a Disney musical on Broadway. Braxton’s show at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas began last August.


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