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Taylor Swift Sued For Keeping Millions After Canceled Event

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Taylor Swift has always seemed like an untouchable princess in the world of celebrities; she may have a long list of boyfriends and songs about said boyfriends, but in the end it doesn’t matter because she’s Taylor Swift. She has long, Venus-like hair and probably never does anything as gauche as perspire or belch. That’s why, when news made it’s way around the web that she was being sued, her collective fan base perked their ears up like a confused Scooby-Doo.

Swift is indeed being sued by Florida-based FIRE USA, Inc., a ticket company which claims she accepted $2.5 million in advance of a concert in Canada that was eventually canceled and then never rescheduled a performance. Their claims came only after they were on the receiving end of another lawsuit by Evo Merchant Services, a credit card company looking to cover the losses they suffered after thousands of ticket holders demanded refunds.

Reps for Swift say she didn’t make a deal with the ticket company, however, and that she hasn’t seen the lawsuit yet. It might be a while before this one is resolved.

Of course, there are some–including One Direction fans–who appear to be unsympathetic…

Taylor Swift Sued For Keeping Millions After Canceled Event
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  • http://yahoo robert

    that is the best news today ha taylor swift sued she aint nothing anyway cant sing a lick put her in her place

  • http://yahoo robert

    she cant sing a lick sue the pants off her put her in her place she thinks she is so high and mighty ha

    • brittany

      thank you!

  • Rachel

    Be careful Canada. If you piss her off she will write a humiliating song about you. It’s the only way she knows how to make money.

    • Mickey Garlock

      They already have one, it’s called “Oh Canada”

    • laura

      I’ll never understand how she could make it bigtime after I heard her sing LIVE on some morning show weeks ago.
      Yes, she’s pretty, minus the voice, which is at best squeeky.

      Sure, I too am jealous of her, Ted….Watch out, or she’ll memorialize you too in a song….

      • http://yahoo tella

        SHEE CAN SING BITCH IM DONE WITH YOU HORE

    • http://yahoo tella

      SHUT UP RACHEL YOUR A ASS HOLE

  • Ted

    First off, sound like Amanda and a lot of others on here are extremely jealous of Taylor Swift and should be – she’s a hit and they are at best wannabees!

    Secondly, I doubt if any celeberity who does road shows hasn’t been sued for this same thing. SO no news as far as I am concerned.

  • Chris

    Taylor Swift is “Mean”… just like her song.

  • http://yahoo tella

    WHY?????????….THATS THE QUSTION ON PEOPLES MINDS WHAY DID SHE KEEP THE MONEY???????………….BUT DON’T SAY STUFF ABOUT HER SHE IS AN AMAZING SINGER JUST GIVE THE MONEY BACK
    (FYI WHOEVER SAID ”IM SO HAPPY SHE IS GETTING SUED ”SHAME ON YOU)

  • Mike

    Taylor Swift can come and sing at my Birthday Party any time she want’s.

    • http://yahoo tella

      WOW YOUR DESPERET

  • http://yahoo tella

    SHUT UP RACHEL AND DO IT RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU GUYS ARE BITHCHES

  • Tom

    No one makes $2.5 million for one show. The entire gate for the show would not be that much even if 50,000 people bought tickets. The numbers don’t add up – there has to be a lot more to this than just one show.

    Even if 20,000 came to one show (and that would be an overflow crowd at most arenas) and the tickets were $50 each (which is pretty high even for Taylor Swift), that only comes to $1M. The there is the stadium fees, rental, and staff costs not to even add in all the promotion costs and other costs invloved in setting up the show/stage.

    Most likely, the promotion company or another intermediary has the money and not Swift. Would always be nice if the media would actually get ALL the details before running with an incomplete story.

    • sam

      I have seen how much her tickets cost, around 100 dollars. some cost less, some cost more. 50, 000 people at 100 dollars each is 5 Million..so yes, it is possible for her to get 2.5 million from one show!

  • Audimo

    I actually thought the same thing (the dude who said she is “mean”)…I like her, I like her songs. That being said, why does it never work out for her??? She’s gone through more guys in such a short period that a lot of people her age…there has to be a point where SOMEONE has to think, maybe it’s her, not them…

    • Audimo

      And I don’t mean to be “mean” :) it’s just, I thought this about her after Michael J Fox said, “Taylor, stay away from my son!” LOL Love that dude! I think she’s talented and obviously smart enough to make it big, even if she is nasally (not squeaky…like some other dude commented).

  • http://webpronenews ca

    You people are so funny! I hear green eyed monsters in every comment so far. Green with envy! Do you have a singing contract? Do you have her money? Do you tour the world with a band? If you answered NO to any of these questions then who are you to dis her! If you dont like her music—-Dont buy it. Surly you realize we have made MANY PEOPLE

    • sunny

      DOES SHE HAVE TALENT FROM THE BEGINNING LIKE CHER? CHER IS ONE OF THE FEMALE VOCALISTS THAT PIONEERED THE TRAIL FOR SUCH LIL MS PRISSIES LIKE TS. AND LOOK AT CHER NOW. YEAH “FOLLOW THIS YOU BIACHES”

    • sam

      Well, now. She gets all her money from the people, if it werent for people buying the tickets, she wouldnt have as much money as she does, so SHE dissed THEM by keeping the money that she didnt earn.

    • B A

      Whether or not I buy her music is beside the point. Just because I avoid buying it doesn’t mean I can avoid hearing it. It also doesn’t mean I can avoid hearing complaints about illegal downloading and greedy corporations bringing down music, when it’s people like Taylor Swift and fans like you.

      The point is that the bar is set so low and people like you reinforce it. I mean, according to you, it’s all about money. And when someone has enough money, it automatically invalidates because “they are just jealous.” Stupid.

  • Greg

    Taylor is changing she`s not our little country girl anymore she thinks she`s to good for us now, she wants to be a pop queen that`s fine but she want last in that world and this law suit is the start of things to come. Its like my grandpa use to say don`t get above your raisein!

  • Bill

    Every one of these e mail comments seems to have been authored by an illiterate moron.
    Instead of concerning themselves with Taylor Swift, a highly literate, intelligent, hard working
    woman they should be trying to figure out how not to appear so ignorant.

    • Audimo

      HAHA hello, pot!

    • What now?

      So, she’s so awesome and talented…does that mean she can steal money and it’s okay?

    • paul

      Bill you ignorant ass…wake up and smell the free air..people are entitled to their opinion…just like you,you love stricken dog…lmao…

    • Samica

      Taylor Swift being described as “highly literate” and “intelligent” is pretty funny. She’s clearly not emotionally mature, is incapable of censoring herself to any degree, and changes men almost as often as she changes her underwear. She also basically ripped a couple million dollars off the Canadians and made no move to return the money or reschedule her appearance. It seems she’s not very “hard working” either. The word “unethical” comes to mind.

  • sunny

    i would love to slap that permanent smirk rite off her face. but better yet i hope CHER gets a hold of her and says her famous line about herself which is so true ‘FOLLOW THIS YOU BIACH”

  • http://webpronews.com Me

    “confused Scooby-Do” LOL!

  • charles

    taylor swift is a hack.she,s popular 4 now but will be washed up in a few years.songs in which she preforms never last.it isnt like she up there with the stones,zepplin or gratful dead.she will be hanging out wity the likes of boys to men,vanilla ice,new kids on the block,ect.then we wont have to hear about her anymore.thank god!!!

    • Joe

      The same Led Zepplin that stole songs and repackaged them as their own? What high standards you keep.

  • Andrea

    She doesn’t need to keep people’s money. I’m sure it’ll all work out.

  • paul

    SHE IS A SPOILED BRAT WHO THINKS SHE CAN DO ANYTHING SHE WANTS AND GET AWAY WITH IT…SHE NEEDS TO GROW UP AND START ACTING LIKE AN ADULT

    • Mamie

      I can’t agree with you more, Paul – she also can’t sing or play that stupid guitar she. She has outlived her “cuteness”. I wish she and Justin Bieber would run away together and never be heard of again.

    • AJ

      YEAH! LIKE AN ADULT WHO JUST FIGURED OUT WHAT THE CAPSLOCK KEY DOES! *facedesk*

  • Lo

    There is a God! Swift is certainly no superstar more like super joke! These so called songs are only making herself look even more pathetic.

  • B A

    Good.

    @Ted First, people like to blame downloading and evil corporations for the sorry state the music industry is in. But Taylor Swift and clueless fans like you are a bigger problem. People are not jealous or wannabe’s, they are tired of hacks like this girl.

    And sorry, but most “celebrities who do road shows” do not get sued for this same thing. That’s just not even close to true.

  • anyyork

    Alot of hurtfull coments about taylor, what about the management company that holds the obligation for scheduling and for recieving the funds from said concert, should they not be the liable party ?

  • jamie

    Hello swift haters. I have 2 word for you BITE ME!!!!!!!!

    • paul

      would but don’t want to catch hoof and mouth disease…

    • Linda L

      That’s about a immature as a comment can get. Awesome fanbase, Taylor.

  • http://www.teamvinh/reality.com MK

    Maybe she can write a song about this?

  • Sylvia

    I think its funny how keeping that money shows how immature she is. Why cant she be like Carrie Underwood? Carrie tried putting on her performance even when she was sick, and after an hour she told the fans she could not continue and took all the money from that night and put it back into their community because she felt she didnt earn that money. GROW UP TAYLOR!

    • Angi

      Except Taylor Swift, like other singers, isn’t the one who makes those decisions. It would have been her business manager or promotion company, most likely the promotion company. She probably didn’t know anything about it until the lawsuit. Singers pay other people to handle these kinds of things.

      • http://yahoo alina

        I like the way yhr name is spelled ;)

  • Hope

    I honestly think that there should have been more clear guidelines. I would be honestly tempted with 2.5 million but I would have given about 90 percent of it back and kept 10 percent because of the inconvience.

    • Joe Tallarigo

      2.5 Million for 1 concert is 1/2 of what that slut Carrie Underwood made all year in 2012 … ( Carrie made 5 million in 2012 as reported by Forbes )… I guess this proves what a Haz Bin Carrie Underwood is. Carrie’s next gig will be doing lesbian porn films soon.

      • Ben

        I bet Carrie will be the azz licker lol

  • Angi

    Reality is, she didn’t make the choice to keep the money or not. Singers, aren’t really involved in that part of the business. They pay other people to take care of those things. This would be her business promotion company/manager, that made these decisions. She probably didn’t have a clue until the lawsuit.

  • Kathleen

    Do any of you nitwits realize that performers etc. have business managers and accountants? Do you think she actually handles her own checkbook? Get a life!

    • Samica

      She’s marketing herself, is she not? She’s in the position of spending/recieving money is she not? To assume she’s completely ignorant of what her business managers are doing is gullible.

      Maybe she should climb out of bed for a few minutes and be involved with her own finances.

    • http://yahoo alina

      but like its her fault if any of yhu feel tragic, don’t cuz yhr only makng it worse for yhrself but like if yhr a HUGE fane if taylor then back her up on this ine and vote of it is rite or wrong for her toget sweed don’t just post yhr feeling bout it on a website :p ~ Alina

      • http://yahoo alina

        I mite have messed up on some words for typing fast …..sorry

  • Paul

    are you all really that stupid?!?!?!

    I’m not a die hard fan..just someone who likes her music…

    do you really think that she had anything to do with this? its 100% her management team.

    • Paul

      I’m not the same Paul that commented about hoof & mouth disease..he obviously is an imature littel weenie

      • http://yahoo alina

        hahahahhhahhhaha for reals huh !??? :) haha

  • http://yahoo kelly bourlier

    I KNOW IT IS DISAPPOINTING WHEN YOUR’RE A FAN OF AN ARTIST, BUT ALL SHE HAS TO DO IS OWN IT AND PAY IT BACK. IF SHE LETS IT GO TOO LONG AND SAYING THEY DIDN’T DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY,THERE ARE CONTRACTS. THESE ARE YOUR FANS THAT GO TO YOUR CONCERTS AND BUY YOUR ALBUM. SHE OPENS HERSELF UP TO ALOT OF BAD PUBLICITY, REPUTATION, AND LOSING SOME FANS. I’M SURE IT WOULDN’T HURT HER TO PAY BACK HER FANS. ALSO, SHE WILL HAVE TO PAY TWICE, FOR THE LOSS TO HER OPENING BAND ONE DIRECTION. THEIR FANS WERE THERE ALSO.

    • http://yahoo kelly bourlier

      @LOUIS AND I, IF THAT IS REALLY YOUR PICTURES, I GOTTA TELL YOU, THAT IS FUNNY!!!

    • james

      its quite obvious that most of you dont know how it work with a traveling show like these. you have a promotion company and/or sponsor, they arrange the shows and staff for setup and moving. they also collect all the money from the door and outside sales such as the one here. the singer is under contract with the sponsor, they are paid either a set fee for each show or a percentage of the ticket sales. they usually dont even see any of the money from the concerts until the end. they majority of the money most of the singers make is from the sell of t-shirts and other items at their shows. they actually make very little from ticket sales, most of that money goes to the sponsor or promotion company.

  • Mel

    Are you guys serious!!! Did ya’ll read the whole article? She doesn’t even know about the law suit yet. I’m sure she has other people to take care of things like that and I don’t blame her. If I had money like her I wouldn’t want to have to deal with issues like these.

  • Bob

    After donating 1 MILLION DOLLARS CASH, to flood relief victims in Nashville, I’m pretty sure the 2.3 mill isn’t needed for this class act.
    Contracts? she doesn’t deal with, companies do. WOW, amazing how every jumps at the chance to HATE!! BUT, I would never ever ever ever, doubt Taylor Swift when it comes to her fans!

    • http://facebook Paula

      Taylor should know better. That money could go to help the survivors who lost everything from Hurricane Sandy……

  • Roger Roger

    Never did care for that girl. She can’t carry a tune in her back pocket, never could. Always sings off key in many of her songs. Like Miley Cyrus, she appeals to the younger crowd because they can sing along with her songs. Carrie Underwood views her as a disgrace to country music from the sound of it.

    • Five Finger Fore Skin

      ear!

    • Larry

      I was right there with you until I got to the part about Carrie Underwood viewing her as a disgrace to country music. That’s on par with the Burger King saying that Ronald McDonald is a disgrace to fine dining. Carrie Freakin’ Underwood…the girl can sing, but she’s about as “country” as Taylor Swift.

  • C

    I’m sure Taylor herself did not keep the money. She is not the only one that plans her concert events. I’m sure that she doesn’t do anything more than suggest locations if that. Her people do the rest. She makes $750,000 per concert. If there is a money problem, start looking at her people. She has enough money on her own. 2.5 Million is nothing for her. The middle man is where that is big money. Start digging there.

  • chris

    She is talented but what she did last year didnt come up to 58 million.I was sick when I heard that.

  • Jason

    Really?? All of you are upset about this but you don’t raise heck about what our government does to us. Priorities!!!!!!!!!

  • Craig

    I honestly think Taylor should do a full frontal nude pictorial for Playboy magazine. We would all get a kick out of seeing her blonde “pubes” and then she could write a song about her experience!

    • Yasmine

      wow…

      • max

        yeah… that’s not creepy at all

  • Five Finger Fore Skin

    Fools. This has nothing to do with her, or was it her decision. She needs to make a changing of the guard in her financial camp so she doesn’t get into more trouble in future!

  • tom thumb

    she said they and their money : ” are never,ever,ever getting back together”

  • Jeff

    Taylor Swift, who’s she? She hasn’t even made any movies with Burt Reynolds!

  • Bob

    Bytch whore is trying to steal people’s money! What a scum azzhole POS she is!

    • max

      Bawb has some anger issues…

  • ciara

    This is what happens when you put people on a pedestal. Also to the person bringing politics into the mix, maybe we do complain about our government, we just don’t bring it into every conversation. There’s a time and a place for everything. Also, I never liked Taylor.

  • Susan

    She’s an idiot with no talent…thinks she’s something, when she’s really nothing. I hope she gets her panties sued right off of her!! Maybe she’ll shut the ….up and quit broadcasting her failed sex life about a bunch of “boys”. She has nothin’ to brag about.

    • Linda

      I think your jelous,do not judge her.This is just media hype…If she sings about her boyfriends so what.alot of people can relate to her and I think shes awsome.Look at her accomplishments at her age.Her financial reps will fix this.She probably isn’t even aware of it….just bad press..And those of you calling her names –ha,you wish she would give you the time of day,lol

  • http://google Aver – YO

    Haha, that’s sad! She was a slut, then she was rude after it, and NOW she’s a little thief.
    I don’t feel bad for her at all.

  • Bruno

    Before you go around accusing her of Cancelling her Concert, you need to get the REAL SOLID FACTS FIRST!!!!!

  • http://facebook Paula

    Shame on you Taylor Swift. You are keeping money from a cancelled concert when you could be donating that money to starving and homeless children still destitute from Hurricane Sandy !!!!!!!! That’s just being “greedy!”

    • James

      Well that’s a stupid comment to make. She should have donated it? You should have donated the money you’re wasting on internet service if you’re just wasting it on idiotic comments. Why should she waste her money if you don’t have to?

  • http://yahoo.com Rachel

    She’s still young. She doesn’t need the money. I think this may hurt her reputation somewhat as she’s already known for going thru boyfriends like she does her underwear…I like her music, it just always seems to follow the same tune,rythym,or whatever you call it. She needs to diversify and not keep singing the same old thing.

  • http://facebook Paula

    Shame on you Taylor. that money could go to help feed and clothe the men, women and children who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy!!!! Shame, shame, shame on you!!!!!!!.

    • http://webpro Ralph

      suck my duggan Paula, you are probably just some ugly goat that is jealous of Swift because she is amazing…lol

  • dave

    Go Taylor Go…your not to blame here your agents did a no no here and it has to be apporoached with kid gloves. you the band get on the bus go do the shows in canada, fire all your iresponsible agents manangers and hire new honest people. Good reputable people. I don’t hate you eithier your one hell of an entertainer. mindless thoughtless jabs you donlt have to answer but you should look into who’s wreaking havoc with your good name! then sue there pants off..

    • Anthony Johnson

      SHUT UP DAVE YOU TAYLOR SWIFT LOVING WHORE LOL

      • max

        Anthony needs a hug

  • http://www.tmrimagery.com Jay

    While I do agree that there should be legal action perhaps it should be against the ones who handle her money. Something tells me that she doesn’t schedule her events and do her own accounting.

  • Rosemary

    I knew she was trouble, so shame on her.

    • Linda

      You wish you were as good as her,no shame in this,she probably doesn’t even know about it.Well she may now know and she will not keep money intentionally like that.Its just an oversight.the funds will be returned,I am fully confident…