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Gay Club Sues Ciara For Backing Out Of Pride Weekend Appearance

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Singer Ciara attends in New York City May 8. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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A gay club in West Hollywood is suing Ciara for backing out of an appearance at the club tonight, a day before she performs on the main stage at this year's L.A. Pride Festival.

The Factory claims in a lawsuit that they agreed to pay Ciara $10,000 to appear at the club tonight (since her contract with L.A. Pride barred her from actually performing), according to TMZ.

The bar is known for bringing in big stars like Nicki Minaj and Robyn, and now the club says it's being left without any talent. They heavily promoted her appearance and said that she pulled out on June 3—at the last minute.

Ciara's camp says the deal was never finalized and that the club continued to market her appearance after she notified them that the gig was off. A rep told TMZ:

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"Despite being notified early last week that Ciara could not appear, the Factory continued to market and promote Ciara's appearance. The reason for the continued marketing/promotion is unclear, as it is not known why the Factory would intend to continue to mislead the public, to cause damage to the LA Gay Pride festival and to attempt to portray Ciara in a negative light."

In its lawsuit, The Factory asks Ciara to pay for all the marketing and promotion they did for her appearance plus pay for the difference of what they would have made had she appeared.UPDATE 6/9: Awkward! Ciara got served while she was performing on the main stage at L.A. Pride:

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