The Bamboozle pageant was slated for a comeback earlier this month, proper up till it was cancelled per week beforehand. Now each the pageant and promoter John D’Esposito are being sued.
In keeping with a report by NJ.com, a lawsuit was filed in New Jersey’s Monmouth County Superior Court docket on Might 4 in opposition to Bamboozle Pageant LLC and D’Esposito by an government named Anthony Martini. Within the swimsuit, Martini alleges he loaned 4 separate corporations (and D’Esposito himself) a complete of $500,000 to make Bamboozle occur, and was not warned of its cancellation. Or as Martini places it, he “opened my social media in the future to see it was canceled.”
Martini additional alleges that D’Esposito didn’t pay any of the cash again by the point it was due, or any of the accrued curiosity, leading to a whopping $630,000 that Martini is at the moment lacking. Martini is in search of that quantity plus curiosity, prices, and costs in his lawsuit.
“I loaned the cash,” Martini stated. “[D’Esposito] stated he would pay me again. He is clearly in a not-so-great area. However I should not be screwed over for making an attempt to assist him.”
Bamboozle was cancelled on April 28 because of the pageant’s host metropolis of Atlantic Metropolis refusing pageant organizers their last permits.
“After in depth discussions, we have now made the heartbreaking resolution to cancel Bamboozle 2023,” stated pageant organizers on Bamboozle’s social media on the time. “An unbelievable period of time, dedication, ardour and onerous work was invested into making this comeback a hit. We recognize everybody who supported this pageant. Refunds ought to be requested at level of buy.”
Bamboozle has additionally been the topic of on-line controversy main as much as its now-cancelled existence. In a narrative by The Press Of Atlantic City, followers alleged that Bamboozle promotes over-promised to promote tickets and that Bamboozle pageant founder John D’Esposito cyberbullied those that complained.
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