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Beyonce Accused of Destroying Xmas for 70 People

4/26/2011 6:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce Knowles is a "morally reprehensible" person who screwed 70 people out of their jobs one week before Christmas ... this according to a new legal documents obtained by TMZ.

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A video game company called Gate Five filed papers today in NY -- in which they claim they had a deal in place in 2010 to create a game with Beyonce called, "Starpower: Beyonce."

According to the docs, things went awry during a "crucial moment in the project's development" when Beyonce made "an extortionate demand" for more money -- even though the two sides already had a deal in place.

Gate Five claims her move "drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas" ... and notes that one of the project's backers described her conduct as "morally reprehensible."

The company claims it is entitled to the $6.7 mil it invested into the venture -- as well as more than $100 million in profits Gate Five believes it would have earned had Beyonce honored the agreement.


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31.

SURFCOWBOY    

this chick is ugly and so is her dumbass husband. Cant stand her music, her voice, her face, her body. Beyonce, the only thing as big as your ass is your ego.

1224 days ago
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disinter    

So if they win are they going to give that money to the people they fired?

1224 days ago
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messygirl    

The fact that it was almost Christmas is irrelevant. Not everyone is Christian, not everyone celebrates Christian holidays. One shouldn't be expected to keep track of every single employee's religion and holiday schedule before doing anything.

1224 days ago
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Someone Anony    

disinter-that's typically how it works. If a game company has to lay off people due to situations like this, they typically are suing for back wages and other fees incurred in production. I'm assuming if they really did lay off 70 people that that is probably their entire company. So I would guess they are suing for the net worth of their company (including profits from other games in production that had to be cancelled)-which for an indie studio of this nature I doubt is worth that amount.

1224 days ago
35.

lilny007    

squeeky

I have never been impressed with Beyonce. I actaully cant
stand looking at her, or listening to her. She is ghetto
trash. So are her parents, and her low-life husband.
Enjoy the ride Beyonce, and stop trying to be WHITE.
You are not white, and do not have the class to be so.
You know what you are.

YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF WHITE TRASH, HAVE YOU ?

1224 days ago
36.

Piper    

Bitch. Skank.
She makes me sick. Ugly no talented SKANK!!

1224 days ago
37.

Beyzboo    

Maybe she was just using her... wait for it "Star Power" Lol! If they thought they were gonna make so much $ [$100 mill], then they shouldn't have had any problem honoring her last minute anti-up. What she did is unheard of in business right... please... It's not like they were banking off her or anything. Though I'll say it's greedy to change a deal for more money because you can (or in this case maybe you thought you could), at the same time, she has many charities and organizations that she has founded, and contributes to regurlarly.

1224 days ago
38.

January Jonez    

Yawn..Eyeroll...B is not all that remarkable imo..
This legal action is not a surprise considering her 'behind the scenes' sub-par behavior...Overrated doesn't begin to describe.

1224 days ago
39.

ciimonstr    

Maan! she destroyed christmas for me too.. TWICE!

1224 days ago
40.

dd    

I THINK THIS IS WHY HER DAD WAS FIRED...BACKROOM DEALS!

1224 days ago
41.

MYGRANDAMGT    

I ALWAYS knew she was a stupid bitch!!!!!! Not to mention she has a fat ugly face AND ass!!! Karma Bitch!!!!

1224 days ago
42.

FreeWill    

Man she needs more money? With that easy life she has singing that mediocre music and still she thinks she should earn even more money?

1224 days ago
43.

hfn    

morally reprehensible that people lost their jobs a week before x-mas, in june? eh? x-mas in june? what if they were all jewish or muslim? were they all christian employees? must've been cause they don't appear to be suing her for loss of employment or loss of wages, just this company suing and stating that she is morally reprehensible. smirk, wonder can you have a case thrown if you accuse it of slander? shouldn't morally reprehensible be applied by folks who actually lost their jobs.

1224 days ago
44.

J    

As the above person said, there are two sides two this story. First off, an unknown company will never reach 100 million dollars because of Beyonce. Secondly, Beyonce is a branded artist and of course she would demand more if the company is about to make 60 times more than what she is paid OFF HER DAMN NAME!
Thirdly, for all the Beyonce Haters. Beyonce is one of the most talented artists in the world right now and you know what makes this fact more sweeter, IS THE FACT SHE'S BLACK!! Call her over rated if you may wish, but what other artist can achieve her level of succes? *cricket noises- that's right NONE!! So bash all day, cause at the end of the day, she the ****ing best!!

1224 days ago
45.

Jake    

She is a notorious credit thief who is well known for demanding songwriting credits for songs she did nto write. Which is, in effect, stealing from the songwriters.

1224 days ago
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