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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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JOHNNIE LEWIS    

Sorry, but I believe there are issues here that haven't been related to the public.

(1) She was paid in advance by the production company, not the ticket sellers. She owes them nothing.
(2) If the producers couldn't "get their act in gear" in a timely manner, that is not Taylor Swift's fault. They, in effect, broke their contract with HER, by canceling the "hoedown." That is breach of contract and she should keep the money.
(3) There are reports that she gave the money back voluntarily when she heard the event had been cancelled. So why the "bur-haha"?

This looks like sheer poor management on the even producers fault, who needs to deal with the ticket selling company, who seems to be trying to make a scapegoat of Swift. Cancellation of the event was not her fault. Why are they pointing fingers at her, if not for their own publicity?!?

612 days ago
62.

JOHNNIE LEWIS    

Sorry, but I believe there are issues here that haven't been related to the public.

(1) She was paid in advance by the production company, not the ticket sellers. She owes them nothing.
(2) If the producers couldn't "get their act in gear" in a timely manner, that is not Taylor Swift's fault. They, in effect, broke their contract with HER, by canceling the "hoedown." That is breach of contract and she should keep the money.
(3) There are reports that she gave the money back voluntarily when she heard the event had been cancelled. So why the "bur-haha"?

This looks like sheer poor management on the even producers fault, who needs to deal with the ticket selling company, who seems to be trying to make a scapegoat of Swift. Cancellation of the event was not her fault. Why are they pointing fingers at her, if not for their own publicity?!?

612 days ago
63.

JOHNNIE LEWIS    

Sorry, but I believe there are issues here that haven't been related to the public.

(1) She was paid in advance by the production company, not the ticket sellers. She owes them nothing.
(2) If the producers couldn't "get their act in gear" in a timely manner, that is not Taylor Swift's fault. They, in effect, broke their contract with HER, by canceling the "hoedown." That is breach of contract and she should keep the money.
(3) There are reports that she gave the money back voluntarily when she heard the event had been cancelled. So why the "bur-haha"?

This looks like sheer poor management on the even producers fault, who needs to deal with the ticket selling company, who seems to be trying to make a scapegoat of Swift. Cancellation of the event was not her fault. Why are they pointing fingers at her, if not for their own publicity?!?

612 days ago
64.

JOHNNIE LEWIS    

Why do they make it so HARD to leave a comment on this site? It either "doesn't take" or triplicates a comment!

612 days ago
65.

Lyle La Fee    

Just like a blond,stupid! Beyond belief ,well maybe not. I believe it.

612 days ago
66.

Bubble    

DOES SHE THINK OF THE KIDS THAT LOOK UP TO HER

612 days ago
67.

dee    

I wouldn't 85 cents to see her. She sounds and writes like a 12 year old.

588 days ago
68.

nrgins    

Why is the ticket company out $1.8M anyway? All they did was refund money they took in.

454 days ago
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