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Taylor Swift Sued

Over Epic Canadian

Hoedown Disaster

2/18/2013 2:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Taylor Swift
got paid $2.5 MILLION to perform at a hoedown in Canada ... but when the show got canceled, Taylor kept the money ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Long story short ... Swift was supposed to headline a huge country music concert in Ottawa in August 2012 called the Capital Hoedown.

Problem is ... the promoters couldn't get their act together, and to the dismay of the Canadian country music community, the hoedown was 86'd. 

So why is this Taylor's problem?

According to a new lawsuit filed in federal court in New York, Swift got all of her cash up front ... and the ticket company, which had to refund $1.8 million in tickets, thinks she should foot the bill ... since she never actually did anything. In fact, even if TS were to pay, she would still walk with $700k in profit.

But Taylor's rep tells TMZ the singer NEVER made a deal with the ticket company -- and has not yet seen the lawsuit ... which means she's not exactly rushing to fork over a $1.8 million check.

In related news, they have hoedowns in Canada?!?!?

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tantricjustice    

Can you believe that along with Mounties, eskimos and cold fronts, Canada also has country music!?!?! You TMZ writers are just so painfully ignorant, I feel badly for you.

558 days ago
17.

Shaunie    

Um this ho is always going down/laying down. It always ends in disaster.

558 days ago
18.

♥TMZ but ...    

isn't that the way it works anyway?
I have heard how celebrities get paid $Ms even if the show does not go on

558 days ago
19.

Harlo    

We have hoedowns and hootenannies too!

558 days ago
20.

laffnbear    

What's the problem?
Nothing a "rapper" wouldn't do.

558 days ago
21.

hanak.R.M    


god can please you.taylor swift .and your song.i love it's

558 days ago
22.

hanak.R.M    

i like taylor swift and i love taylor swift songs...i am fan

558 days ago
23.

Cara    

Capital Hoedown Update: Taylor’s management returns the $2.1M securing fee (UPDATED)

June 9, 2012

558 days ago
24.

akaScooby    

Firstly it was $2.1million and secondly she paid it back when she withdrew from the event prior to it being cancelled.
The original source article has gone but coverage of the whole debacle can be found here: http://theswiftagency.com/2012/06/09/capital-hoedown-update-taylors-management-returns-the-2-1m-securing-fee/

558 days ago
25.

THATS ME    

GUESS THAT HO DOWN

558 days ago
26.

Decker    

I'll bet they'd rather sue the promoter but they've probably gone bankrupt.

558 days ago
27.

Sandrine    

Yaay Canada is on TMZ!! Lol

558 days ago
28.

JusMyOpinion    

Yous a hoe, hoe! Yous a hoe, hoe! Yous a hoe, I say that yous a hoe, hoe! Ludacris wrote that song 10 years ago and yet it fits Taylor so well.

558 days ago
29.

Nonsense    

I guess we know the name of her new song "Canada I'm never ever ever ever going back" in her painfully staccato voice.

558 days ago
30.

Cricket    

So sick of this girl.

558 days ago
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