June 27th, 2012 by edsel
The truth hurts. And for rapper Flo Rida, it cost him $7,000 after he lied to a judge about the reason he was late to the trial.
According to Perez Hilton, Flo was still busy defending himself in court from allegations by former assistant Mahogany Miller. Miss Miller alleged that the rapper not just overworked her to the bone, but that he also horribly underpaid her.
And thanks to Flo’s unwise bout of dishonesty, Mahogany Miller had scored one even before the trial properly began.
Perez Hilton reported that Flo Rida failed to respond in time to the summons following the initial filing of the lawsuit. He told the judge that he was late because he never received the papers. According to Flo, the papers ended up in the hands of a stranger named Stephany Nelson.
As it turns out, Miss Stephany was no stranger. In fact, Perez Hilton reported that Flo finally admitted that Nelson Stephany was another employee of his.
The judge was displeased with Flo’s efforts to cover up the truth. Calling his lies about Stephany Nelson “premeditated,” the judge then ruled that Flo Rida would now be responsible for covering the attorney fees of Mahogany Miller. That means Flo already owes Miller $7,000 even before the case properly started.
April 18th, 2012 by faye
“Low” singer Flo Rida has been ordered to cash out more than $80,000 to an Australian concert promoter after not showing up for the concert he was booked into.
According to reports, 32-year-old Flo Rida – real name Tramar Dillard – was ordered by a judge in the Australian state of New South Wales to pay for damages after he allegedly cancelled an appearance at an Australian concert with just two hours notice last fall.
Concert promoters had paid Flo Rida an upfront appearance fee of $50,000. And more than 10,000 concertgoers cashed out more than $100 for tickets.
“We basically got a call at 3 p.m. saying Flo Rida had thrown a hissy fit,” the boycotted Australian concert promoter said in October. Flo Rida “was not happy about his Sydney accommodation and had stormed off.”
A lawyer for the promoter’s company, Mothership Music, filed a lawsuit for out-of-pocket costs including hotels and vehicle rental, as well as for damage to Mothership’s “business and goodwill.”
The legal action apparently focuses on the promoter’s claim that Flo Rida breached his Australian concert contract. In the United States, as well as in Australia, a breach of contract by one party generally entitles the non-breaching party to sue for damages.
Flo Rida was in Australia last week and performed for an Australian TV awards show on Sunday.
After the event, Flo Rida took to Twitter his explanation for cancelling the Australian concert. He wrote, “I was looking forward to performing for you but due to unforeseen circumstances I wasn’t able to do so last night.”
February 9th, 2012 by faye
An angry ex-assistant is allegedly seeking some justice after being fired by Flo Rida. Rapper and ‘Right Round’ singer Flo Rida is facing a lawsuit from a former assistant who claims the rapper fired her after complaining for being overworked and underpaid. And what does the lawyer of Flo Rida have to say about the ex-assistant? “An ungrateful freeloader who took advantage of his [Flo Rida] generosity.”
Mahogany Miller, former assistant of Flo Rida was the one who filed the lawsuit against the rapper, alleging that Flo Rida worked her to the bone for around 65 hours a week, only to be paid only $3.08 an hour. Mahogany Miller claims she confronted Flo Rida over the unjustifiable low wages, and Flo Rida fired her.
However, Flo Rida’s lawyer, Sandy Becher has a different viewpoint. The lawyer claims Mahogany Miller is delusional. Sandy Becher told TMZ that Mahogany Miller was never officially hired as an employee in the office of Flo Rida. “She was an unpaid volunteer, who begged to work for him as a first step in the music biz” lawyer Becher said, referring to Mahogany Miller.
According to lawyer Sandy Becher, Mahogany Miller was not qualified for an official position, so Flo Rida took her instead as an intern-type worker – occasionally paying for her lunches or gas money, but she was not guaranteed of anything.
Additionally, Becher said that Flo Rida fired Mahogany Miller because her “behavior was inappropriate for the workplace environment” and not because Mahogany Miller asked for money. As for the behavior that caused Miller’s termination , Flo Rida would not delve deeper into the matter.
Flo Rida said, “This is ridiculous that I gave someone an opportunity out of the goodness of my heart and now sadly I am being falsely targeted.”