Summerside is the best ever

25 Jan

As printed in The Guardian this morning, Summerside is suing entertainment behemoths StarLink Production because StarLink isn’t coming through on a deal… for which Summerside advanced them 1.3 million.  This isn’t funny, it’s actually pretty sad, but it is KINDA funny.  Anyway, here are some highlights from The Guardian:

 

On Monday, the city was to file a complaint with the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division, for fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, negligent misrepresentation and rescission (rescinding) of a contract against Katrina Berg Sussmeier and Starlink Productions Inc.

In the Nature of Action against Sussmeier and Starlink Productions, the city alleges that in July 2009, Sussmeier presented the city with the opportunity to hold the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert featuring performances by Beyonce, Usher, Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

“In July and August 2009, Sussmeier pressured representatives of the city to act immediately to book the concert and represented that she and Starlink had the authority to arrange for such a mega-concert,” the Notice of Action claims.

The city entered an agreement with Sussmeier on July 24, 2009. In late July, Sussmeier emailed the city demanding an immediate wire payment of $650,000 so Beyonce’s appearance at the concert could be guaranteed.

“You’ll have Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, Usher, Beyonce if we get that wire,” she stated in an email to J.P. Desrosier, events and program development officer with the city.”

 

Gee those sound like great acts from a reputable promoter!  But google ‘StarLink Productions”.  Do you think ‘Due Dilligence’ includes checking out their website?

Because they have the worst website ever made, completely devoid of any acts like Beyonce and co.

 

Anyway, I’d be miffed if I lived in Summerside, but I’m amused because I don’t.

 

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