Goody two-shoes brother and sister act Donny and Marie Osmond have been accused of being greedy and fraudulent after their show’s producer filed a lawsuit against them claiming they tried to back out of a two year contract and boot him out of the show.
Donny and Marie have been headlining at the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas since 2008 and have managed to attract the masses to their song and dance act “The Donny and Marie Show” – performing to a packed house night after night. The problem arose after the show’s producer Chip Lightman claimed that the two agreed to renew their contracts for another two years until 2012, but in reality they wanted out and according to Lightman concocted a scheme that would cut his salary in half and then eventually put an end to the hottest act on the strip.
According to the Telegraph UK, Lightman is not taking this issue lightly and has filed a lawsuit against Donny and Marie for fraud, breach of contract among other things. Lightman went to say how Donny’s only interest was to “line his pockets with ill-gotten gains to fund his lavish lifestyle of exotic cars, luxury hotel suites and private jets.”
Donny and Marie have not commented as of yet but according to Perez Hilton, their lawyer has released a statement saying how disappointing this situation is “despite the fact that he has been paid large sums of money, and that he neither created, financed or owns the show. Basically, they are claiming that this guy just sits back and collects the cash.
Well, smell a rat here….are the superstar do-no-wrong brother and sister act actually malicious schemers? Not sure, I’m still thinking as to how these two managed to score a hit act in Vegas.
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