Taylor Swift Is Getting Sued
9:30 am, February 19th | by Meredith Lepore
In addition to all her boy troubles, Taylor Swift is now in some legal trouble. According to TMZ, a ticket company is suing Swift for money they lost when the “Capital Hoedown” in Ottawa was canceled (what a shame, that sounds fun), at which Swift was set to perform. The suit claims the pop star made $2.5 million for a performance that never took place back in August 2012 — nice work, if you can get it.
From Fox News:
“The show was shut down when producers couldn’t get the concert organized, TMZ reported, but Swift was still allegedly paid for the show. The company claims they had to refund $1.8 million in ticket sales, and they want Swift to pay for their loss. The singer’s rep told TMZ Taylor never made a deal with the ticket company and has yet to see the lawsuit.”
It is certainly not the first time a famous singer has been sued for canceled tour dates, but this hasn’t been the greatest few months for Taylor. From her dramatic Harry Styles breakup to Michael J. Fox’s snub to getting made fun of at the Grammys, it’s been a rough 2013 for TayTay.
But let’s not worry too much about Taylor. Though she does have a bit of a reputation, her brand is unstoppable. She topped Forbes’ list of highest celebrity earners under 30. According to Forbes, on her last tour Taylor grossed over $1 million per night on more than 65 dates. She continues to cash in on her 2010 album Speak Now, which has now sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and she also has a lucrative CoverGirl campaign. With an estimated net worth of $57 million, $2.5 million ain’t no thang.