LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – AEG has filed a lawsuit against promoter Danny Wimmer alleging that he illegally “divorced” himself from AEG, closed down the two festivals the companies had been working on together (Rock on the Range and Carolina Rebellion) and relaunched new competing festivals under his ownership.
According to court documents filed in LA Superior Court on November 29, AEG claims that Wimmer`s new events (Sonic Temple and Epicenter) are illegal copies of the festivals the two had co-owned and co-promoted together.
AEG`s attorney says Wimmer “relied upon deceit and fraud to achieve its goal of stealing these highly acclaimed festivals.”
According to Billboard, tensions between the two companies had been ongoing for a number of years. While the two had a co-promotion agreement for both events, their deal also reportedly included language that allowed either side to walk away from the agreement and create a competing event.
AEG is suing Wimmer on 25 civil counts, alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, unfair competition and trademark infringement.