Russian media firm and US agency in legal fight over Gaga booking
By CMU Editorial | Published on Monday 30 January 2012
Lady Gaga is at the heart of litigation between a Russian TV company and a US-based management agency, even though she is not personally involved in the dispute.
Russian media firm ZAO, which operates a music channel called MUZ-TV, says it paid Miami-based NWE $1.5 million with a view to the US agency securing the Gaga to play its TV network’s awards show in June. But ZAO is now trying to end its deal with the Miami firm because it believes NWE is not in a position to secure a Gaga booking, and is suing because the US agency is allegedly refusing to repay all the money the Russians handed over.
According to ZAO, NWE wants to charge $300,000 to compensate for the termination of the two companies’ deal, presumably disputing the Russian media outfit’s claims regards its ability to book Gaga for the MUZ-TV awards.
According to TMZ, ZAO want the courts to force NWE to hand over a full refund plus damages.