New Edition Sued By Former Managers For $500,000
Benchmark Entertainment, a management company whose founders have represented stars including Erykah Badu and Green Day, is suing the group New Edition for $500,000.
The company says it was hired in 2012 and got them three concerts last year and a concert tour this year. Benchmark says it was paid its 12.5 percent in 2013, but hasn’t been paid this year for work that’s worth at least half a million dollars. Benchmark says its work includes setting up radio interviews and merchandising deals.
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court this week.
Ronny DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Mike Bivens are on tour now and will be until they do their last show in Los Angeles on August 3. Bobby Brown left the tour a few weeks ago after it became apparent he couldn’t keep up with the group’s dance moves and actually left the stage during a Mississippi performance.
There’s been no further comment on the lawsuit.