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

by Jeremy Spirogis
A1 Bentley in 2017

A1 Bentley is making headlines, and this time, it doesn’t should do along 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 {dollars}.

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

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

Both 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 massive roles on the present, notably in the newest seasons.

In 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.

But 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.

Here’s the whole lot 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.

According to court docket paperwork that had been obtained by The Blast, they’re suing Bentley and Sound Entertainment, accusing him of “contract, fraud, intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation and conversation.” The Mastens state within the swimsuit that they thought Bentley was “a music producer with a reputation as a credible professional with hit songs to his name and was seen as an establish star in the entertainment industry. Defendant Bentley’s credits include songs with renowned artists of the likes of Usher, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Sign, Wiz Khalifa, and G-Eazy.”

However, they allege that he “quickly transitioned from star producer to one who began to lose his luster and become so desperate to make money he no longer cares about doing quality work, just stealing money from inexperienced people hoping to get into the music industry (as the Plaintiffs both were when they met Defendant Bentley.)”

The two 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 record songs for C’Marie and ‘promote and develop her career as well.’” C’Marie acknowledged that she was promised a file deal as properly nevertheless it by no means got here to fruition.

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Overall, C’Marie says she paid Bentley $376,000 and that he “took advantage of her father’s love for her and desire to make her dreams come true,” spending his “life savings” for this. The swimsuit says A1 promised the cash would go towards C’Marie’s “12-song album, 3 music videos, concert tour, and radio promotion.”

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The Mastens say different guarantees didn’t come true

Aside from C’Marie’s promised album and file deal, the Mastens additionally say that C’Marie was promised to be the opening act on a T-Pain 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 a substitute of her.

Another 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.

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