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Ciara Sued By Gay Bar

You BAILED On Our

Big Gay Event

6/7/2013 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ciara is being sued by a West Hollywood gay bar ... which claims the singer left them high and dry when she backed out of a gay event during L.A. Pride week ... TMZ has learned.

The nightclub going after Ciara is "The Factory" -- which, according to one Yelp reviewer, is always packed with "gays" who "know how to party."

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Ciara signed a $10,000 deal to appear at The Factory on June 7 (tonight) ... one day before she's supposed to perform on the main stage at the 2013 L.A. Pride parade.

Factory says Ciara had mentioned that she couldn't "perform" at Factory due to restrictions in her contract with the L.A. Pride event ... but made it seem like making an "appearance" would be totally kosher.

But Factory says ... Ciara unexpectedly pulled the plug on the whole thing on June 3, leaving the nightclub without a star for its big Friday night pre-gay parade bash.

Now, Factory is suing Ciara for breach of contract -- and want her to pay for all the money the club spent to promote her appearance PLUS the cash they're losing out on thanks to Ciara's last-minute bail. 

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8:40 AM PT -- Ciara's rep tells TMZ ... the lawsuit is bogus because Ciara backed out before a deal was ever finalized.

A rep for the singer tells us, "Ciara's commitment to perform at L.A. Gay Pride on Saturday night prevented her from making such a Friday night appearance. Despite being notified early last week that Ciara could not appear, the Factory continued to market and promote Ciara's appearance."

"The reason for the continued marketing/promotion is unclear, as it is not known why the Factory would intend to continue to mislead the public, to cause damage to the L.A. Gay Pride festival and to attempt to portray Ciara in a negative light.”

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1.

Kelly    

Blowing off gigs, that's a good sign. Ciara is on meltdown watch.

413 days ago
2.

some guy    

Hundred bucks says Harvey researched this story all by himself.

413 days ago
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BaadBoy    

They'll get the breach of contract and promotion expenses but not a damn thing else. Ciara should learn how to read contracts or hire a better lawyer.

413 days ago
4.

Shoozie    

Every single straight person I know NEVER goes around announcing it. Be gay and shut up!

413 days ago
5.

BaddieBrit    

Lol

413 days ago
6.

Carl    

I'm sure Harvey would be happy to fill in for her.

413 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

There's nothing to be prideful about those parades.

And Ciara could do with the money, it's not like she in the studio or anything.

413 days ago
8.

oBAMa    

I'll be hosting a Straight Pride Parade tomorrow at my house. All you proud straight people, feel free to drop by and show off your straightness. We can chant "We're straight -It's great -Get used to it! "

413 days ago
9.

CLINT    

Oh boy, here comes all the hate. Gay haters. Straight haters. Hate haters. Let it rol, haters.

412 days ago
10.

TheBestHeEverHad    

Big star, CiError?

412 days ago
11.

Shane    

Pretty sure the pic is Keri Hilson and not Ciara. That pic for sure isn't Ciara. You dropped the ball there guys lol.

412 days ago
12.

Ema    

This is such a big Lie...like almost all of the TMZ pff

412 days ago
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El CHica    

Here's the thing her paycheck from LA Pride > the appearance at Factory nightclub. She is probably getting atleast $50k directly into her pocket for performing so I don't see why she would even attempt to breach her contract with LA pride for some nightclub. It sounds like she told the nightclub NO but they still used her imagine and now that people are aware Ciara will not show up they want to put out rumors they are suing to save face and not be responsible for returning money from presales

412 days ago
14.

Dick    

Friday night pre-gay parade bash

i don't think bash should follow gay parade, maybe ever

412 days ago
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