Country music superstar Taylor Swift is is being sued for taking millions of dollars for doing nothing. She was supposed to headline the Capital Hoedown music festival in Ottawa last August, but when promoters were unable to put it all together, Taylor’s management team kept the advance payment of $2.5 million. The star was paid to perform, which she did not, nor did she reschedule a new appearance.
The complaint, obtained by E! online and filed in federal court in New York by Florida-based ticketing company Fire USA Inc, accuses the 23-year-old singer of a breach of agreement by refusing to schedule a new performance after the Aug. 11, 2012 concert in Ottawa was cancelled.
“Taylor Swift, individually and/or through her agent [The] Messina [Group], refused to perform and or reschedule a new appearance, as agreed under the Oct. 18, 2011 agreement,” read the complaint. “The acts of third-party defendant Taylor Swift and/or her agent Messina amounted to a breach of the aforementioned Oct. 18, 2011 agreement.”
Fire USA sued her after being sued itself by credit card payment processing company Evo Merchant Services for $1.8 million, according to the complaint. They reportedly were on the hook for $1.8 million in canceled credit card billings after customers sought refunds en masse.
A representative of Taylor’s declined to comment on the lawsuit.