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Maluma Sued By SoHo House Owner Over 7-Figure Wedding Gig Extortion Claim! Whoa!

Maluma sued by SoHo House Owner over private wedding gig!

So this is pretty crazy!!!

Maluma is being sued by a rich London-based businessman named Richard Caring over claims that the Colombian singer allegedly tried to extort a seven-figure payday for a private performance gig at a wedding! Wait, what?!

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So according to the court docs, the Grammy-winning singer — real name Juan Luis Londono Arias — was apparently hired by Caring to perform at the businessman’s wedding in the Dominican Republic, which had originally been slated for November 7, 2019. Caring’s bride-to-be is apparently a HUGE Maluma fan, according to TMZ, and so the biz mogul didn’t think anything of it to cough up a TON of dough to get the singer down to the island nation.

According to the outlet, Caring coughed up money for five first-class tickets for Maluma’s inner circle, another 32 coach tickets for his staff, a private plane for the singer himself, and fancy hotel stays down in the DR for all once there. He further agreed to pay Maluma’s $500,000 performance fee on top of all that, too, which included $375,00 up front before the concert. Whew! Rich people and their money!!!

Just one problem: Maluma never got a chance to perform at the gig! Three months before the wedding, Caring postponed it, citing “concerns regarding the ability to deliver an event of this magnitude with the current time constraints,” and rescheduled the event to take place this month, but in Rome, Italy, Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has further scuttled that plan, too!

Still, Caring’s docs claim he contact Maluma’s team requesting availability for the new wedding date, and it was then that he wired the up-front money to keep the reservation. From there, it’s unclear exactly what happened; the businessman’s legal docs claim the singer’s people “wouldn’t permit or allow Maluma to perform” at the wedding “unless Mr. Caring agreed to pay double,” raising the ultimate performance fee to a cool million bucks!!!

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Now, the bump in price could be explained by the fact that the date was to interfere with Maluma’s European tour (again, not sure where COVID-19 comes in here!). Caring “scoffed at that demand,” though, according to TMZ, and now the businessman is requesting the singer return ALL the dough, plus damages from the whole issue, as well. After requesting it “several times” verbally and in writing, a lawsuit seems to be the biz mogul’s next step… and, well, here we are!

Reactions, Perezcious readers?! Pretty crazy, isn’t it?? Ah, the things rich people will do with their money… and the legal battles they’ll get in over it, too! Shocking!!

Sound OFF with your take on all this here down in the comments (below)!!!

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Jun 25, 2020 16:24pm PDT