On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the $100 million lawsuit filed against Beyonce by a videogame maker has enough evidence to go forward.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos rejected the R&B superstar’s request to toss the case filed by Gate Five LLC, insisting Beyonce “double crossed” the company after ditching on a project to make a videogame called “Starpower: BeyoncÃ©.”
In the suit filed in April, Gate Five accused Beyonce of a “bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas .”
In addition, Gate Five claims Beyonce dropped the project last minute after making an “extortionate demand” for more money, which also pushed the firm financing the game to back out.
In contrary, Beyonce’s lawyers argue that she had every right to walk away from the project because Gate Five failed to secure financing for the project by a mid-November 2010 deadline.