Posted March 9, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Lebron James being sued by Atlanta Nightclub

Lebron is in the process of being sued by a Atlanta Nightclub, Opera, for taking a higher bidder and competing nightclub, The Gold Room. Here is a sample of an old flyer from around Christmas time. (pic above)

AJC – Basketball star LeBron James is taking his talents to one local club, which has left a competing bar feeling stiffed. Atlanta’s Opera nightclub is suing the Miami Heat player and the Gold Room over an appearance James is scheduled to make later this month. A hearing on the request for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction is set for Thursday in Fulton Superior Court. In a complaint filed Monday, Opera accuses James of reneging on a promise to appear for one hour on March 17, for which he was to be paid $25,000, or $417 a minute. “We want to make sure LeBron doesn’t show up any place else,” Yasha Heidari, the attorney for the Opera, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday. The conflict arose when James’ agent said a competing club, the Gold Room, was also pursuing  him for a special appearance. The suit claims James’ agent and his company Awesomelife, took a $12,500 deposit on Jan.11 and then returned a copy of the agreement to the Opera Nightclub. Then on Feb. 19, the agent told the Opera Nightclub James “did not want to make the appearance” but no reason was given. Three days later, the agent told the Opera Nightclub the Gold Room was trying to get James to renege on his agreement with the Opera Nightclub and he needed $6,000 to ensure that didn’t happen. The agent accepted $3,000 more and a second  agreement was written. On March 4, the agent told the Opera James was not coming and would be at the Gold Room instead. “Opera fully expects its talent and agents to honor their commitments,” Heidari said.

(excerpt from full article courtesy barstoolsportsboston)

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