A dispute between Mariah Carey and Fenix Entertainment Group (FEG) has taken a twist, with the concert promoter suing the singer over cancelled dates.
Initially Carey was bringing a lawsuit against Buenos Aires-based FEG, claiming she pulled-out of shows in Argentina and Chile in 2016 because it had not paid her properly (see Audience issue 204).
Almost 12 months on FEG has turned the tables and is taking legal action of its own.
In a countersuit filed against Carey and her company Mirage Entertainment, FEG is seeking $500,000 damages for each of the cancelled shows and $2 million for defamation.
“Fenix Entertainment Group was in full compliance with its contractual obligations to the artiste Mariah Carey and her management,” says FEG in a statement to Audience.
“We were completely surprised by her decision to cancel the shows … and were not informed at any time by the artiste’s management of this decision.”
FEG had sent members of its team to receive part of Carey’s crew at Buenos Aires airport, but they never arrived.