LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Travis Scott has reached a deal to drop a $200,000 lawsuit, filed against him by promoters based in Indio, Calif., the home of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
The $217,000 deposit was returned to the Empire Valley Ventures, settling the case to the satisfaction of both parties, attorney Perry Wander told The Blast.
Scott was scheduled to headline the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience this March 2 and, according to documents obtained by The Blast, was to be paid $400,000 for a 75 minute set with his management company, The Odd Group, receiving a $217,500 deposit., according to the lawsuit.
Empire Music Ventures claimed they provided the deposit Dec. 3 and The Odd Group then canceled the performance without explanation with Empire releasing an announcement that same day that “Due to a last minute cancellation by our festival headliner, we have no other choice than to cancel the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience.”
Scott was not announced as the headliner at the time. In the lawsuit, in bold and underlined text, Empire said, “Defendants have stolen Plaintiff’s money,” according to The Blast, and that his management “refuse(s) to return the money … each of them have kept it, and wrongfully converted it to their own use. They have stolen 217,500.00.”
The Blast noted that the radius clause in the contract would preclude Scott from performing at Coachella because he could not “contract or advertise any other performance within a 120-mile radius for 90 days before or 30 days after March 2.”