LawFuel – Actor Kevin Costner has sued a company for breach of contract in respect of the actor’s musical venture, The Kevin Costner Band.
Costner’s Kevin’s Music LLC filed the lawsuit on Tuesday claiming the New York-based Mahee Worldwide Ventures Inc. made “numerous promises regarding their capability to promote Mr. Costner’s music” if they could use Costner’s fame to help gain attention for the band. The lawsuit claims the Mahee Worldwide promoter “ultimately disappeared, refusing to cooperate or even to communicate with KML and its representatives.”
Despite their “numerous promises regarding their capability to promote Mr. Costner’s music,” Mahee Worldwide “ultimately disappeared, refusing to cooperate or even to communicate with KML and its representatives,” court documents, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, state.
E! reports that KML alleges in the suit that Mahee Worldwide approached Costner in December 2006 and offered “millions of dollars in guaranteed fees” if the promoters could capitalize on the Oscar winner’s celebrity to set up a multifaceted promotional campaign for his musically oriented side project—a campaign that both parties were ostensibly supposed to cash in on.
The parties signed a two-year deal on Jan. 25, 2007, calling for Mahee Worldwide to plug the group through various Websites and mobile content, create a site specifically for the Kevin Costner Band and organize up to five concerts per year featuring the actor and his mates.
Citing Lindsay Lohan as a previously satisfied customer, Mahee Worldwide promised KML 85 percent of revenues from the proposed “Costner Music Website”; 50 percent of the dough gleaned from cobranding sites; $160,000 per concert and several other guaranteed lump sums, the lawsuit states.
The full list of allegations includes breach of written and oral contract, breach of oral personal guaranty, fraud and deceit.