Nick Cannon Accused of Failing to Pay ‘She Ball’ Film Crew
Nick Cannon is facing allegations of labor violations by some of the crew members who worked on his upcoming film, She Ball.
Nick's production company was recently contacted by an attorney who is representing eight members of the film crew who claim they were not treated or paid properly, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. These people worked on the film staff as drivers, grips and camera operators and allege they were not allowed to take breaks, given meals or compensated for their work days and overtime.
According to the report, Nick's team has a little over a month to respond to the claims.
News first broke of the film, which will co-star Chris Brown, last month. The upcoming film centers around a women's basketball team brought together by Cannon's character, Coach Avery Watt, in order to save the Inglewood Community Center, which he manages. “I’m very excited for this film. It’s something powerful for the culture, uplifting for the community, and the film’s main objective is to empower women! It’s going to be incredible,” says Cannon of the project.
There has been a little bit of backlash over Breezy's casting in the film, considering his criminal past of violence against women. Cannon recently defended the Virginia singer. "Why would they hate on it?" he questioned. "What about Sean Penn? They hate on him?" he added, referring to the actor who faced domestic violence allegations for years. "There's definitely a double standard. They want to turn a black man into a monster anytime they can."
The film is set to drop some time in 2018.
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