If rapper/actor T.I. has his way, former employees of Scales 925 will never recoup money they were allegedly not paid by the establishment during the time it was open for business. At least not on his dime they won’t.

Back in July of 2016, T.I., real name Clifford Harris, and his then business partner Charles Hughes were facing a lawsuit by former employees because management refused to give them their final paychecks, and they weren’t paid for overtime.

AJC reported at the time that “Hughes used Scales LLC to create bank accounts for payroll. However, Hughes would deposit money from SCALES 925 into his personal account causing payroll checks to bounce,” said the suit. “Hughes has made fraudulent statements to restaurant employees concerning the hours the employees worked at SCALES 925.”

A year later and TIP is still dealing with the class action lawsuit, and he wants it thrown out because it’s reportedly “bogus.”

According to TheJasmineBrand.com, he’s denying any wrong doing, and claims he was not involved in the day-to-day operations like hiring and firing, or setting wages and schedules for the employees. He reportedly feels he should not be sued with the other defendants, because “his actions were in good faith, non-willful and not malicious,” said the site.

What T.I. did admit is that he helped make decisions regarding the menu and location and selecting the head chef, but in the end the business made him less than $500,000.

Will the rapper get his wishes of having the lawsuit dismissed and will Charles Hughes be held accountable for his reported mismanagement of funds? Stay posted for more details.


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