Ne-Yo told to pay damages by judge
Published 26/08/2010 | 13:18
Ne-Yo and his booking agent have been ordered to pay more than 156,000 dollars over a no-show at a New Year's Eve bash.
The US singer was told to pay the damages by a judge in Maryland in the US after failing to appear at a concert in Washington state in 2008.
The payment was ordered on Tuesday after a four-day trial which took place in late July and early August.
Promoter Kenyohn Clark sued Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Smith, and promoter Mike Esterman, who is based in Maryland.
The judge ruled in favour of Clark, who claimed that Esterman misled him and failed to return a 95,000 dollar deposit.
Court documents show Ne-Yo testified at trial that he knew in his "heart of hearts" that the deposit should have been returned.