PALM BEACH, FL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Three former Fantasma employees have filed suit against Fantasma, claiming that they are owed commissions for concerts that they booked while working for the company.
Fantasma was hastily sold to Live Nation after the death of promoter Jon Stoll, who had founded the company and kept it fiercely independent during his lifetime.
The Palm Beach Post is reporting that the former employees who brought the suit are John Valentino, who has since signed on with AEG claims that Fantasma owes him $273,583, Scott Gartner who's looking for $40,112, and Ethan Levinson claims commissions in arrears of $32,000.
The three plaintiffs are claiming that they were promised payment once the sale of Fantasma to Live Nation was closed and while this has not happened yet, their attorney Steven Schwarzberg says that his clients are concerned that they won't be protected once the deal does close.
"They've been promising and promising the money, but they wouldn't put it in writing or escrow the proceeds," Schwarzberg told the Post.
Fantasma did not respond to requests for comment at the time of publication. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers