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Keenan Ivory Wayans

The Holiday Vacation Disaster!

8/27/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Keenan Ivory Wayans was just ordered to pay thousands of dollars for a holiday vacation he never took ... all because he blew off the fine print in the contract he signed with a travel agent.

According to court docs filed in Beverly Hills and obtained by TMZ, Wayans had booked an expensive trip to South America with a travel agency back in January ... but apparently he had a change of heart.

The travel agency claims Wayans cancelled the trip AFTER the standard 14 day cancellation window -- and was hit with a $5,105 penalty ... but he never paid.

Now, a judge has ruled in favor of the agency -- which means Wayans has to pay up. Calls to Wayans were not immediately returned.

Moral of the story -- always read the fine print.


12 COMMENTS

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1.

Criss    

Okay, now bring back In Living Color!

1051 days ago
2.

alisemaria    

Oh no!! You mean another rich, spoiled, entitled celebrity has to pay their way in life like the rest of us? That's an outrage and certainly qualifies as a disaster.

1051 days ago
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stu    

who da fool now fool! 5k is 5 cents to these Wayans.

1051 days ago
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Kathy    

We would have to pay--let's see if he pays the penalty. Probably not.

1051 days ago
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sister278    

Sounds like the Travel Agent paid up front with their own money for his trip w/o getting the money from Keenan first. Then he cancelled, leaving her holding the bag and the bill. Tour operators won't confirm a trip or book a trip w/o money. So stupid Travel Agency paid for him and never got their money to pay the Tour Operator. Good thing they got it in writing!!!

1051 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Another celebrity skipping out on the bill? No. It just can't be.

1051 days ago
7.

TheHOLETruth    

That penalty sounds pretty stiff to me, but then it allegedly was a "expensive" vacation.

Bottom-line, conspicuous consumption will bite you on the ass. If you don't even have a bird in the hand, then you certainly don't book a vacation expecting two in the bush.

1051 days ago
8.

lucy    

better luck next time.thats if theres a next time.

1050 days ago
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Sandra     

What a jerk and good for the judge making him pay up!!

1050 days ago
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Nubian News Network    

Stay up brother! We hope you make it to South America soon though! (Belo Horizonte)

1050 days ago
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Dee    

In these times of the internet and booking trips yourself, this agecny has killed any chance of getting repeat business ore any referrals. I’m sure had they waived any fee’s that were not coming out of their pockets, he would have used them again and possibly refered them to his 50+ brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews and cousins…get where I’m going. There are a lottttttt of Wayans..5k vs.$$$$$$$$$$$$$ of future business...worth it? I think not!

1049 days ago

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