Akon is suing his former booking agent, American Talent Agency (ATA), claiming that the company owes him hundreds of thousands of dollars. Akon, who is now represented by Creative Artists Agency, and his company Kon Live Touring, Inc. filed the lawsuit in New York on Thursday for breach of contract, trademark infringement, and unjust enrichment.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Akon said, “ATA has yet to pay Kon Live Touring at least $750,000 in performance fees for live shows Akon already performed, and it continues to falsely advertise itself as Akon's booking agent on the ATA website.”
Akon terminated his relationship ATA back in September 2010, instructing the company to stop using his name, image and likeness. Allegedly, the company continued to book Akon in countries like Dubai and India behind his back. According to the lawsuit, Akon was not aware of the bookings and didn’t approve any of them.
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