Former Disney Star Sued for Breach of Contract over Club Appearance
Posted on Jan 01, 2016
A Philadelphia promoter has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against celebrity Mario Lopez. Lopez is accused for not showing up to host a party. Lopez allegedly received compensation in exchange for agreeing to host the party. The promoter, Robert “Bobby” Capone, is seeking over $50,000 in damages.
According to Capone, Lopez had agreed to host an event on October 27, 2012 at the Roxy and Penn’s Landing Caterers. Lopez was set to receive a fee of $15,000 in exchange for this work. Under the terms of the contract, he was also to receive an advance of $8,000 on July 16, 2012. Capone alleges that Lopez received the advance, but on October 10, 2012, Lopez told him that he couldn’t uphold his end of the bargain because “new commitments” had “just” arisen.
Capone argues that Lopez committed a breach of contract action by failing to provide a legitimate reason for not acting as host of the parties. Capone asserts that Lopez received a temporary financial gain, along with notoriety, all at his expense.
Lopez is currently a judge on the hit t.v. show “The X Factor.” He also appeared for several years on the popular television show, “Saved by the Bell.”
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