RuPaul star Adore Delano sues for $3.5 million
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Adore Delano is suing for millions of dollars.
The drag star, real name Danny Noreiga, is suing his management company Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) for $1 million in lost income.
Noreiga, who has released ‘I Adore U’, as well as appearing on season 6 of drag race, alleges gross mismanagement of revenue by PEG.
According to TMZ, Noreiga says in court filings that he has earned $2.5 million in the past three years, but has only earned $300,000 from PEG.
He says that PEG and his record label, among others, worked to embezzle much of the revenue from records and “hundreds of concerts”.
After Party, another record by Delano, reached number one on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
Noreiga says he has found proof that PEG had mishandled the revenue, sometimes taking as much as 70 percent of his appearance fees as well as other amounts of money.
He also says that his management team threatened to “destroy his career” if he questioned his finances further.
Noreiga asks for $1 million in lost revenue and another $2.5 million to cover punitive damages.
PEG represents a number of other Drag Race queens including Biance Del Rio.
Del Rio last week hit out at Republican Candace Cameron Bure calling her “homophobic” after she posted a picture wearing a branded shirt.
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