MLB Star Derek Jeter's Is Facing A $4.7 million Lawsuit Against Frigo (Men's Underwear Company) And 50 Cent Responds
|Is This 50's Fault For Derek Being Sued ?|
The retired Yankees star, 41, was supposed to be a spokesman for the brand, but when he was unavailable for the company’s U.S. launch, they tapped rapper 50 Cent for the gig.
After the baseball pro’s alleged comments went public, 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson), 40, took to Instagram on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to respond.
According to reports, the former MLB star signed a three-year deal in 2011 to be a director of the company and participate in publicity events.
The report states:
"[...] things went south in 2013 -- first, Jeter allegedly told Frigo he didn't want his involvement with the company to be public during the U.S. launch.
And why? The majority owner of Frigo, Mathias Ingvarsson, claims Jeter felt 50 would make the brand too 'urban.' Weird, considering Jeter is mixed race.
By the way, the company ended up bringing on Carmelo Anthony and Timbaland as brand reps."
Frigo claims the company has lost nearly $30 million in value since Jeter backed out of the deal. The majority owner is asking that Jeter pay $4.7 million and is willing to take the case to arbitration.
Jeter has yet to comment on the suit, but 50 Cent is talking (as usual). On Wednesday, he posted a message on Instagram saying he was no longer a New York Yankees fan.