Looks like Ariana Grande won’t be saying thank you next to Forever 21 as her lawsuit has been put on hold due to bankruptcy.
If you haven’t been following along, Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for “ripping her off” following an endorsement deal gone bad.
Grande filed the lawsuit on September 3rd, and on September 29th, the fast-fashion retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The law states that a bankruptcy causes any pending lawsuits to be halted until decisions are made in the Chapter 11 case.
Back in December of 2018 through January 2019, Grande and Forever 21 tried to work out a deal, but because they refused to pay the “fair market value for a celebrity of Ms. Grande’s stature” she dropped out.
In the singers’ lawsuit document, her team said;
“Fearing irrelevance in a rapidly evolving market with increasing competition from other fast fashion brands, rather than pay Ms. Grande, Forever 21 and Riley Rose, the beauty company started by the daughters of Forever 21’s founders (collectively, “Defendants”), instead stole her name, likeness, and other intellectual property to promote their brands for free.”
Grande and her team are suing for $10.6 million in damages.
As of now, there is no word on when or if Forever 21 will straighten out their finances.