SOUTH AMERICA (CelebrityAccess) Mariah Carey has dodged a $2 million fine filed by South American promoters who claimed she defamed them in a tweet.
Carey canceled shows in Argentina and Chile in 2016. Promoters FEG Entretenimientos SA claimed Carey canceled without reason. The singer originally sued the promoters claiming they didn’t pay her in full and damaged her brand after she was forced to cancel the shows. She also tweeted that she was “Devastated my shows in Chile, Argentina & Brazil (sic) had to be canceled. My fans deserve better than some of these promoters treated them.”
The promoters countersued for $500,000 in damages for each of the two missed the two shows plus $2 million for the tweet, claiming it was “knowingly false and defamatory” and caused “irreparable damage” to their “reputation among both concertgoers and musical artists.”
Devastated my shows in Chile, Argentina & Brazil had to be cancelled. My fans deserve better than how some of these promoters treated them. https://t.co/zuEXQL12Ek
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 26, 2016
However, a judge dismissed the claim noting that her tweet was an “opinion,” according to The Blast. He said the words “deserve better” are vague and did not damage the promoters.
The $1 million concern for the two canceled shows continues.