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Man Sued For Impersonating Drake’s Manager and Booking Fake Shows

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(AllHipHop News) A man from Milwaukee, Wisconsin is being sued for posing as the manager of Lil Wayne and Drake to dupe promoters out of thousands of dollars.

According to a complaint filed by Eagles Entertainment Inc. in Milwaukee County Court, the defendant, Joey Turner Jr. (aka Jo Flowroshus), impersonated Cortez Bryant to book Canadian rapper Drake.

Turner allegedly contacted Eagles Entertainment and misrepresented himself, by claiming that he was Cortez Bryant

He told Eagle Entertainment that Drake’s asking fee was $90,000 and collected a $9,000 deposit, for a show that was supposed to take place September 1st in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

“In making his statements said defendant knew that said statements and misrepresentations of defendant were in fact false and intentionally fraudulent,” lawyers for Eagles Entertainment said in the lawsuit.

In February, Drake addressed a string of organized, fake bookings that were concentrated in the South. In all instances, a man posed as Cortez Bryant and took deposits for phony shows.

“It has been brought to my attention that false promoters and booking agents are illegally using my name and likeness to promote concerts and club appearances for their own financial gain,” Drake told AllHipHop.com. “It is frustrating for me to hear that many of my fans, who like myself are innocent victims in these scams, have been misled due to the greed of these promoters,” Drake stated. “I apologize to any fan that has been a victim of these circumstances or feels let down by false advertising.”

Eagles Entertainment is seeking a total of $27,000 in damages, plus lawyer and court costs.

Drake’s bookings are handled by International Creative Management (ICM).

Excerpt from AllHipHop.com

http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2010/08/10/22329648.aspx

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