Saturday, November 27, 2021

T.I. Accused of Hiding Money to Avoid Paying Former Restaurant Workers Owed Settlement

Rapper T.I. of the television show "The Grand Hustle" speaks during the Viacom segment of the Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Rapper T.I. of the television show “The Grand Hustle” speaks during the Viacom segment of the Summer 2018 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

*T.I.’s former restaurant employees are suing him in federal court after alleging he fraudulently transferred $40,000 to himself and his business partners, instead of paying off the court settlement they are owed.

According to The Blast, the ex-employees who settled with T.I. and his partner earlier this year have filed a new lawsuit against the Atlanta rapper and his partners in bankruptcy court.

In February, T.I. and his partners reached a settlement to pay $78,000 to ex-employees Avery Lee, Kyle Vargas, Khori Vargas, and Shawn Yarborough to end their lawsuit accusing the entertainer of screwing them out of overtime pay.

The new lawsuit claims T.I. and his business partners pocketed a $40,000 settlement in a separate lawsuit with a business partner but hid this payment from their creditors and kept the asset for their own personal use.

The ex-employees claim T.I. has only paid a portion of what was owed to them, so they believe the $40,000 should have gone to them.

T.I. has yet to respond to the new lawsuit.

The restaurant, Scales 925, opened in 2015 but closed the following year, following several issues including being sued for eviction. The restaurant filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May.

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