The decision to back out might be motivated by a desire to not actually have a ‘date’ with Elton and David, but effectively, the person could still say “no thanks” to the ‘date’ and then STILL pay what he promised the EJAF which let’s face it, is the true loser here. The fact that Elton and David were prepared to give of their time and then finding out that the Foundation loses out by this man’s actions must be truly upsetting. I hope that this person just decides to do the decent thing and give the money to such a worthy cause.
700k to look at Jabba the Hutt and his *cough* ‘director’ boyfriend? Elton spent that much on ‘trade’ in the last 12 months.
…..once again a hate filled bitchy comment from….well what….. an ugly, bitter and jealous old queen who never contributes anything only bitchy comments…. Why don’t you just fcuk off to one of your sordid “darkrooms”…..
Why CMYB, you talk like a man who can only get action through a glory hole. Your looks and personality are not likely to attract, so the best you can hope for is to either pay for it or hide behind a partition and hope no one smells the stink wafting over…
How do you know CMYB, did you handle the negotiations?
It is right for Elton John to sue for an non-payment, in any bidding contest you raise your hand -and you bought it. Them is the rules. Pay up, or seize their ass-ets.
Note to: CMYB your a disgusting bigot. Get off the internet.
I think they should just put it down to experience, they guy was probably drunk at the time.
Yep, that excuse washes at Sothebys “Sorry folks, I was pissed, you’ll have to rechedule the whole damn auction again for my benefit and hope the next idiot who holds his hand up isn’t also smashed out of his gourd”.
I’m guessing you’ve never been to an auction before, right? Cause if you had you’d know it’s a legally binding contract.
Who in ther right mind would want to go on a date with Elton John? Vile creature.
Matthew, you’re flapping your orifice just like an asshole in the wind….
It’s not about the date, but the fact that this person essentially signed a contract to donate £700k to a charity and then refused to pay. He won an auction and now won’t complete the transaction. As pointed out above, if he doesn’t want the date he could simply pay the money to the charity and say “rather not” to the date itself.
Agreed… This man wanted to appear the ‘big-shot’ at the charity auction and make the winning bid…. So he should honour it… simple.
Indeed… It’s about someone wanting to appear the ‘bigshot’ at a charity event, then failing to honour their debt. The only loser is the charity… They could have had a genuine bid instead!
I would also sue… Well done EJAF!
To all the naysayers I would argue regardless of what you may think of Elton, there were more than likely other people in that auction who would’ve coughed up good money for that, otherwise how did the bidding reach £700K?
You bid for it, you paid for it. Claiming the prize is optional, coughing up for it not so much. And shortchanging a charity is about as low as it gets.
Well said, Flapjack.
The other bidders were probably also blind drunk as well and thanking their lucky stars they lost out.
Doesn’t matter does it? I can’t waltz into a charity auction and bid for something I can’t afford, then retract my winning bid the next day because I did it on a whim whilst drunk and p!ssing about.
This guy is as low as the guy who gazumped “the Amy Winehouse foundation” domain name before her grieving dad bought it up, on the pretext that selling it back to the guy that thought of starting a rehab charity in her name was a sound investment.
There are some things in life you simply don’t do unless you’re either a sociopath or an irredeemably shameless douchebag.
This is absolutely appalling. He accepted the bid, the sale therefore he should pay up and give to the charity.
It’s hard enough for HIV charities to get money at the best of times so this person needs to take responsibilty and give what he bought…regardless of if he wanted it after he bought.
There is always going to be a risk to this sort of thing, the guy made a mistake, he hasn’t committed a crime. At least he wasn’t spending charity money as you often read in the press. I am sure Elton and David will get over it. Evenutally.
Yep sure they will ‘get over it’ but lets hope not before the charity gets it’s £700,000 it was promised. This isn’t the returns dept at Sainsbury’s.
You are wrong “doug”. It is a crime. He made an implicite contract and has now failed to fulfil that contract. This is fraud!
We should be more concerned about crooks getting away with spending charity money rather than dickheads not honouring ludicrous pledges like this for a date.
Judges don’t get up in the morning to listen to tripe like this.
And the charity can go hang, huh?
“We should be more concerned about crooks getting away with spending charity money”
Erm isn’t that what this creep is technically doing?
Maybe said banker is expecting taxpayers to pay his debt….as per usual….
Spencer Lodge of Dubai prolly asked about what’s included/not included in the ‘date’ before making this decision..
This nasty little man no doubt felt wonderful, basking in the glory of giving such an amount to a charitable cause.
Everyone no doubt, applauded him, and his reputation soared, no doubt.
Now, though, it’s time to pay up…….
Or is this another example of hot wind without substance?