*A Manhattan judge has ruled that a $100 million lawsuit brought against Beyonce by a video-game developer can go to trial.
The company, Gate Five, claims the singer backed out of a $20 million deal for a dance game called “Starpower: Beyonce.” The suit accused the singer of “bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas ” reports the New York Post.
Bey’s lawyers contend they were within their rights to opt out of the deal because Gate Five didn’t have its financing in place. But the company claims Beyonce knew it was ready to sign a contract with its financier on Dec. 6, 2010 when she pulled out three days earlier.
Justice Charles Ramos said Beyonce should have given the company notice.
“You continue to negotiate right up until the time you pull the plug. That is not going to work with me,” Ramos told Beyoncé’s lawyers.