Prince Sued by NY Law Firm For $700K In Legal Fees

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City law firm says Prince owes more than $700,000 in legal fees for services that included helping to settle financial obligations to his former wife.

The firm is suing the “Purple Rain” singer in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday the musician failed to pay it for handling cases in Ireland, California and New York. The law firm also says it wasn’t paid for representing him in his divorce. It says he has paid $125,000.

A telephone call to Prince’s Paisley Park Enterprises Inc. in Minnesota went unanswered Tuesday night.

The 52-year-old singer is best known for 1980s hits such as “When Doves Cry” and “1999.” His full name is Prince Rogers Nelson.

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  1. Mr T says:

    700k to do a divorce? That should be a crime in itself. Seems to me that is taking advantage of people in a difficult period in their lives. I hate lawyers and their grubby little fingers. I hope Prince fights it and wins

  2. red says:

    i CAN’T STAND HIS MUSIC BUT THAT IS CRAZY. SOMEONE IS CLEARY TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM

  3. Joe says:

    Read the article! It says he owes the money from cases in the past in other countries and states AND for a divorce. Not 700 grand just for a divorce. You wonder why this country is in trouble? We have people who can not even read.

  4. symbol says:

    He’s so arrogant this is good for him!!

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