‘Love & Hip Hop’: Right here’s Why A1 Bentley Is Being Sued By an Artist for Fraud

A1 Bentley is making headlines, and this time, it doesn’t need to do together with his spouse and Love & Hip Hop co-star, Lyrica Anderson. A musical artist is claiming in a lawsuit that the music producer and tv character conned her household out of hundreds of .

A1 Bentley in 2017
A1 Bentley in 2017 | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Photographs for Spotify

A1 Bentley and Lyrica Anderson on ‘Love & Hip Hop’

Each Bentley and Anderson have starred in the previous few seasons of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. Since their introduction on the present, each of them have had large roles on the present, significantly in the latest seasons.

Of their early seasons on the present, the couple stayed away from most drama. The largest drama of their storylines was the continued feud between their moms, Lyrica Garrett and Pam Bentley.

However the couple discovered themselves in their very own drama starting in season 5 when infidelity rumors started to plague each of them. Since then, their relationship troubles have been documented on the present. The couple is at present separated.

Right here’s every thing that we all know thus far in regards to the lawsuit

An 18-year-old artist and her father are claiming within the lawsuit that Bentley didn’t make good on serving to her grow to be a star. Carley Marie Masten (aka C’Marie) and Jeffrey Masten say that they misplaced most of their cash within the course of.

In keeping with courtroom paperwork that have been obtained by The Blast, they’re suing Bentley and Sound Leisure, accusing him of “contract, fraud, intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation and dialog.” The Mastens state within the swimsuit that they thought Bentley was “a music producer with a fame as a reputable skilled with hit songs to his identify and was seen as an set up star within the leisure trade. Defendant Bentley’s credit embrace songs with famend artists of the likes of Usher, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Signal, Wiz Khalifa, and G-Eazy.”

Nonetheless, they allege that he “shortly transitioned from star producer to at least one who started to lose his luster and grow to be so determined to earn money he not cares about doing high quality work, simply stealing cash from inexperienced folks hoping to get into the music trade (because the Plaintiffs each have been after they met Defendant Bentley.)”

The 2 allege that Bentley “induced” 18-year-old C’Marie to signal “a producer contract” in August 2018 and that he would “would produce, write and document songs for C’Marie and ‘promote and develop her profession as effectively.’” C’Marie acknowledged that she was promised a document deal as effectively nevertheless it by no means got here to fruition.

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Total, C’Marie says she paid Bentley $376,000 and that he “took benefit of her father’s love for her and want to make her goals come true,” spending his “life financial savings” for this. The swimsuit says A1 promised the cash would go towards C’Marie’s “12-song album, three music movies, live performance tour, and radio promotion.”

The Mastens say different guarantees didn’t come true

Apart from C’Marie’s promised album and document deal, the Mastens additionally say that C’Marie was promised to be the opening act on a T-Ache tour. She didn’t get the opening act. Anderson ended up being the opening act that the Mastens believes that Bentley at all times deliberate for his spouse to be the opening act as an alternative of her.

One other accusation within the swimsuit is that C’Marie was promised to look in Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood alongside Bentley, however that by no means occurred. Altogether, the Mastens are suing for the $376,000 they paid him in addition to $1.5 million in damages.

Bentley has but to make a public assertion in regards to the lawsuit.