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Denis Desmond's MCD Sues Prince Over Gig

DUBLIN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Irish promoter Denis Desmond has filed suit against Prince in the wake of a short-notice cancellation of a gig the performer had agreed to appear at last June, the Independent has reported.

The concert had been scheduled for June 16th at Dublin's Croke Park, Ireland's largest stadium where Prince, according to an affidavit filed by MCD's lawyers, was set to perform in front of 55,000 fans for a fee of $3 million. However, the affidavit claims, Prince's agent, WMA's Tony Goldring contacted MCD on June 6 to inform the promoter that the purple one would not be making the concert. According to the affidavit, no reason or justification for the pull-out was offered.

Unfortunately for MCD, they apparently have no contract to vouchsafe their argument. According to the affidavit, MCD is claiming that while they had no formal contract with Prince, they had an "unambiguous email" dated February 28 from Mr. Goldring that confirmed that Prince was on-board with the concert.

MCD is seeking $2.2 million from Prince, to cover damages incurred by the abrupt cancellation, noting that all tickets had been refunded and a substantial amount of money had been spent to promote the event.

Representatives of the artist were unavailable at the time of publication. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers