Jeezy Countersues Houston Promoter for Defaming His Name
Jeezy is fighting back after a Houston promoter sued him for allegedly running away with an advance fee without performing. The Atlanta rhymer filed a countersuit against concert promoter Darryl Austin for defaming his good name and he’s demanding $1 million, according to The Jasmine BRAND.
The legal battle stems from Darryl Austin's initial lawsuit against Jeezy alleging that he breach a contract. The concert promoter claims that he agreed to paid the 39-year-old rapper $60,000 to perform a one-hour concert at Houston’s Arena on Dec. 9. He sent the advance payment of $30,000 to Jeezy, however, he didn’t show up to perform. Austin claims that he tried to reschedule but Jeezy wouldn’t budge. He is seeking $100,000 in damages.
Meanwhile, Jeezy claims in his countersuit that he was never paid and Austin didn’t discuss terms with any person from his team. The Trap or Die 3 rapper also claims that Austin allegedly sent e-mails to ticket holders “trashing Jeezy and then posted defamatory remarks on social media." He’s seeking $1 million for his troubles.
Attorneys for both Jeezy and Darryl Austin had no comment on the matter.
Jeezy is currently on his “Trap or Die 3 Tour”, which rolls through Indianapolis, Ind., tonight (March 4), and hit cities Like Boston, Wallingford, Conn., and Philadelphia in the coming days. Jeezy has two sold out shows in New York on March 11 and 12.