Lady Gaga sues Lloyd's syndicates over cancelled tour
Lady Gaga's production company and two concert promoters have filed a lawsuit against three Lloyd's of London insurance syndicates.
The three companies claimed that the insurers failed to pay out on a terrorism policy taken out before a planned concert in Indonesia last June.
The gig, for which more than 50,000 tickets were sold, was cancelled after threats made by an Islamic group.
It promised "chaos" if the singer performed in the Muslim nation.
Police in Jakarta refused to approve the concert after the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened to disrupt Lady Gaga's concert, calling her a "devil's messenger" who wears only a "bra and panties".'Cruel hardship'
Live Nation LG Tours, Mermaid Touring and the Atom Factory, owned by Lady Gaga's manager Troy Carter, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles on 3 March against the three Lloyd's of London syndicates identified as Beazley Syndicate 623, Beazley Syndicate 2623 and Talbot Syndicate 1183.
The three plaintiffs are seeking at least $75,000 in damages for breach of contract, saying the insurers had refused to pay out, based on "language and purported conditions that are not contained in the terrorism policies," according to court documents.
The plaintiffs accused the insurers of subjecting them to "cruel and unjust hardship" because of the cancelled gig.
In a statement, Beazley said: "We don't comment on matters that are the subject of litigation. We always seek to pay all valid claims as quickly as possible."