(Whoops I must have missed the initial statements as I wasn’t even aware this was a thing 🤷♀️)
Justin Timberlake has scored a big win in the lawsuit accusing him of deceiving customers who bought the beverages he hawks after a judge dropped him from the case.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a federal court judge has dismissed all claims against Timberlake in the class action lawsuit filed over the ingredients in Bai Brands Beverages, which JT has endorsed
The judge ordered that the claims against Timberlake were filed in the wrong court and, as a result, the singer will be dismissed.
As The Blast first reported, Timberlake was sued as part of a class action lawsuit that alleged Bai was deceiving consumers with false and misleading labeling, saying they contain only natural ingredients and are flavored only with natural ingredients when they actually contain undisclosed artificial flavors in violation of state and federal law.
Justin Timberlake was dragged in for being the celebrity spokesperson and starring in their 2017 Super Bowl advertisement.
The singer denied all allegations of wrongdoingand sought for the case to be dismissed, arguing he didn’t know what is in the beverages he hawks.
The singer claimed there is no evidence he had a role in the design, manufacturing or distribution of the Bai drinks.
The court docs noted that despite the fact JT was given a promotional title of “Chief Flavor Officer,” it did not mean he actually was an agent of Bai.
Bai lawsuit dismissed
🙄 I knew It was only a matter of time before some rumors started flowing about a second timbertot …. and here It is lol 😂
Star magazine scans
Donald Glover may be hanging up the Childish Gambino personality soon, but if the recent report from HITS Daily Double turns out to be true, Gambino will be going out with a bang as next year’s Coachella headliner alongside Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. The music industry trade publication is usually unable to reveal its sources, but has generally turned out to be very reliable as a source of impending or unconfirmed music news.
According to the report, Glover will close the show on Friday, with Timberlake on Saturday, and Kanye on Sunday. While none of them are strictly considered to be as big as Beyonce or Eminem, this year’s headliners, all three of the proposed artists have had huge cultural moments during 2018, from Gambino’s “This Is America” video debuting during his well-received appearance on Saturday Night Live, to Justin Timberlake’s meme-generating Super Bowl Halftime performance and dance-pop return Man Of The Woods. Kanye West, of course, had his own SNL performance go viral, albeit for different reasons, and has promised a follow-up album to the much-hyped Ye and its accompanying releases from the rest of his GOOD Music label artists.
And while some may view these headliners as a step back after 2018’s lineup pretty prominently featured women as headliners — most notably, Beyonce, who stole the show with her “Beychella” stage — there is still plenty of time to build out the lineup around two of three huge legacy acts with more younger acts and women as well.
Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake, And Kanye West Will Reportedly Headline Coachella In 2019
Source – uproxx