Weinstein Co. faces flurry of lawsuits

Story updated 3:30 pm ET on March 29, 2018, to include a statement from Rick Ross. The rapper, born Jacques Webster, says he’s owed millions for the tour. Two new lawsuits filed by the…

Weinstein Co. faces flurry of lawsuits

Story updated 3:30 pm ET on March 29, 2018, to include a statement from Rick Ross.

The rapper, born Jacques Webster, says he’s owed millions for the tour.

Two new lawsuits filed by the artist known as Astroworld rap artist, Travis Scott, seek $3.3 million and $10 million in damages for his scrapped tour with pop star Drake and Live Nation Entertainment.

Court papers filed Tuesday allege that Travis has a written agreement with Live Nation for 10 million to 15 million in profits from his “Astroworld Tour.” And he’s asked for 10% of the revenue from Drake’s “Boy Meets World Tour.”

If his argument gains traction, Astroworld says it could get $20 million to $35 million in damages for cancelled shows, including a $7.8 million bill for the Houston stop. Travis is reportedly owed around $1.9 million for the Houston date.

Weinstein news on alleged business ties to Michael Weinstein

Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, one of the busiest men in Manhattan, is facing a civil lawsuit by an ex-employee for unpaid wages that she said was part of a scheme involving his restaurants and his restaurant investment firm EOS Capital Partners.

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Weinstein’s EOS invested $10 million in the popular Ella and a $5 million investment in the Tribeca Grill. CNNMoney could not immediately reach EOS or Weinstein.

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