EXCLUSIVE: Ne-Yo – Judge Shuts Down Singer’s Plea to Postpone $8 Million Court Trial
The Dirty can exclusively report Ne-Yo has been shut down by a Federal Court judge after he pleaded for the $8 million dollar courtroom trial to be postponed … with the judge denying his attempt to move the start date saying he is currently busy filming a documentary.
The singer sued his ex-business manager Kevin Foster — along with, Vernon & Co., the consulting firm he worked for — for $8 million dollars.
The singer explained he had worked with Foster since 2005. However, he discovered over the years the business manager had moved money from his accounts without permission, forged his name on bank loan documents and invested his money into a water company he was behind, that was already close to going bankrupt. He accused his ex-manager of swindling him out of millions and sued for over $8 million which was $4.5 million dollars he moved out of his bank accounts and an additional $3.5 million in fees he had to paid him over the years.
The case has been pending for over a year and Foster has been criminally charged with wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering after being indicted by a Federal jury. He plead not guilty to the charges and is facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
Then recently, Ne-Yo’s lawyer filed docs in the civil lawsuit pleading for the trial date to be moved due to the singer’s busy schedule. The lawyer explained that Ne-Yo is currently filming a documentary and is scheduled to appear in a show at the time of trial … which is set to begin on March 6th. Ne-Yo pleaded for the judge to move the trial start date to March 22nd.
The judge wasn’t swayed and shut down his attempt to move the trial date due to him filming … saying the trial will commence on March 7th as planned and the plea for a later start date is denied.