Ciara is being sued by the owners of a Los Angeles bar for backing out of a Gay Pride event tonight (Friday).
According to TMZ, the owners of The Factory say they paid Ciara $10,000, but she canceled because she said the show would conflict with her scheduled appearance at Saturday's Gay Pride Parade. Claiming that it's too late to find a replacement, the bars owners want Ciara to cough up the money they spent on promotion and the revenue they stand to lose now that she won't be there.
Not surprisingly, a rep for Ciara says the club has it wrong. The rep tells TMZ, "Ciara's commitment to perform at L.A. Gay Pride on Saturday night prevented her from making such a Friday night appearance. Despite being notified early last week that Ciara could not appear, the Factory continued to market and promote Ciara's appearance... It is not known why the Factory would intend to continue to mislead the public, to cause damage to the L.A. Gay Pride festival and to attempt to portray Ciara in a negative light.”