September 10th, 2012 by faye
“Waiting On The World To Change” singer John Mayer has been dragged into a lawsuit over $100 million Ponzi scheme, and the court docs said that the pop and blues rock musician might be in possession of as much as $465,000 in dirty money.
According to reports, earlier this year, a huge Ponzi scheme in the state of Seattle came crumbling down when its mastermind — a man named Darren Berg — was sentenced to 18 years behind prison bars for cheating investors out of more than $100 million through his fake investment company.
Now, the trustees charged with recovering the money that was lost are attempting to track down where those millions went — and they are suing everyone they can along the way in order to recover the huge sum of money.
According to the legal documents, one of the people who may have received dirty funds from Darren Berg’s Ponzi scheme is John Mayer — when a booking agency was allegedly paid by the company of Berg.
TMZ reports that it is unclear why or what the connection is between Berg’s fake investment company and the booking agency, but John Mayer is now one of the targets in the attempt to recover the money.
According to the docs, the booking agency Grabow & Associates — and John Mayer by extension — are in possession of as much as $465,000 from Berg’s Ponzi scheme.
The lawyer of the musician dragged into the lawsuit released a statement, saying, “John Mayer performed at a corporate event in 2008 and was paid for his services. The opportunity was brought to John through his talent agency, CAA.”
A judge has yet to rule on the case.
June 11th, 2012 by edsel
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, rock star John Mayer claimed that he was “really humiliated” to be the supposed target of “cheap songwriting” like the song ‘Dear John’ by Taylor Swift.
According to Gossip Cop, ‘Dear John’ was released in 2010 as part of Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ album. Rumors alleged the song was about a failed romance between the two musicians. It included accusatory lines like “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?” Taylor Swift never confirmed the rumors regarding either the song or her supposed romance with John Mayer.
For his part, Mayer told Rolling Stone that “I didn’t deserve it.” Claiming that ‘Dear John‘ made him feel “terrible,” Mayer explained that he’s “pretty good at taking accountability.” However, he insisted that “never did anything to deserve that.”
According to John Mayer, “I never got an e-mail” or “a phone call” from Taylor Swift. “I was really caught off-guard,” he said, “And it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down” by other people.
“How would you feel,” he posed, “If, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?” Mayer asked.
Taylor Swift is well-known for drawing material from her personal life to use in songs like ‘Dear John.’ Mayer criticized her choice of topics as “cheap.”
“I will say as a songwriter,” John Mayer told Rolling Stone, “That I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting.”
Adding that he knew Swift was “the biggest thing in the world,” Mayer assured that “I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship. “But it’s abusing your talent,” he accused, “To rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’”
Of the attitude Taylor Swift displayed in writing ‘Dear John,’ John Mayer succinctly said: ”That’s bulls**t.”