T.I. Sued For Not Paying Former Employees of Atlanta Restaurant
While T.I. has been active in all things Atlanta, from politics to property investment, one of his old establishments has being sued for $660k.
The Blast reports that Tip, real name Clifford Harris, was hit with an amended federal lawsuit on October 19 by several former employees of his now-closed restaurant, Scales 925. The suit claims that him and his business partner, Charles Hughes, allegedly did not pay their former employees their wages, including from unpaid overtime.
The famed restaurant originally opened back in 2015, has since been was closed from the company having no assets, leading to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing this year.
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The ex-employees’ lawsuit was amended after the original claimed that Harris his partners exploited the restaurant as a front for their own personal financial gain. They allegedly used the money to pay themselves an unusually high salary at the cost of the restaurant losing money.
Now, the recently filed lawsuit was amended to claim that Harris and Hughes allegedly took hundreds and thousands of dollars from Scales 925 while the business was going under. The former employees are supporting his with newly uncovered evidence that shows bank transfers totaling to $663,933.98, in which they want the full amount awarded them for the missing wages.
The case is still developing.