Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A Lawsuit for Prince
Prince is facing legal action from a perfume company after allegedly failing to fulfill duties to promote a scent named after his 2006 album 3121.
Fragrance manufacturer Revelations is suing the "Purple Rain" icon for breach of contract, claiming the singer refused to commit to promotional activities to which he and his label Universal Music Publishing Group had agreed. In the lawsuit, Revelations state: "Since July 2007, despite repeated attempts by Revelations there have been virtually no communications from anyone who could commit to or coordinate any promotional efforts by Prince." Universal refuse to accept the claims, responding in a statement that the company's accusations are "completely without merit".
This is the second legal battle Prince has faced this month - he was ordered to pay $58,000 for using the services of a video editor after he was sued by the technician for unpaid wages.