News: Faith Evans Slapped W/ B.I.G. Lawsuit, Sued For $1 Mil Over Unreleased Videos
Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 12:15PM
R&B singer Faith Evans has reportedly been sued for over $1 million by a company called Kaushi Entertainment which claims it paid for yet never received unreleased Biggie Smalls videos.
According to the suit, $30,000 was originally paid to Biggie's ex-wife for the footage.
It's all over private home videos of Christopher Wallace -- videos that a company called Kaushi Entertainment wanted to use in a documentary. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, Kaushi claims they struck a deal, approved by Faith Evans, in which they would fork over $30k for all of the movies. Kaushi claims they paid up -- but Faith Evans, along with several associates, never handed over the goods. Long story short -- Kaushi claims they got screwed and want more than $1,000,000 to make things right. (TMZ)
Aside from the lawsuit, Evans is working on a new reality show.
E1 Television, in partnership with Faith Evans and Ten2OneEntertainment, has developed a new reality series, "It's All About Faith," chronicling Evans' return to the music scene after a 5-year hiatus. Viewers will get a glimpse into her grind behind the music as Evans juggles a lively home life and resurgent career with her husband/manager Todd Russaw and their four children. Each episode will take you into the very real life of this superwoman as she shares her personal experiences in and out of the spotlight. (Press Release)
Both E1 Televison CEO John Morayniss and Evans have confirmed the partnership.
"Working with Faith on her new highly anticipated album and this compelling reality series is a perfect example of how E1 Entertainment is implementing its strategy of utilizing its three business pillars," Morayniss said in a statement. "2010 is shaping up to be an amazing year for me! To be in a place where I have grown from an entertainer to an entrepreneur is truly a blessing. I am excited to share this incredible experience with my fans and the world," Faith added. (Statement)
Evans released her Keep the Faith: A Memoir book discussing her time with the late Biggie Smalls last year.
"It's been over ten years since Big was killed. I grieved for him for a very long time. And then, as time passed, the icy wall of grief surrounding my heart began to thaw and I began to heal. I remarried, had more children, and continued to record and release more music. I continued to live my life. And while I can never discount the time I spent with Big, I've never felt the need to live in the past." (Amazon)
No further details have been released as of now.
Check out a past Faith Evans interview speaking on Biggie Smalls down below: