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Beyonce Backed Out Of Video Game Deal, Says Game Maker

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NEW YORK -- A video game maker says Beyonce didn't play fair in a deal for a game structured around her.

Gate Five LLC sued the Grammy Award-winning singer Tuesday in New York. The lawsuit says she made a lucrative agreement in June for a game called "Starpower: Beyonce," then demanded a new deal and abruptly abandoned the project.

Her publicist and the company's lawyer didn't immediately respond to inquiries.

The lawsuit says Beyonce's maneuvering drove a backer away and destroyed Gate Five's business. Gate Five says it lost its nearly $7 million investment in the venture and more than $100 million in potential profits, and 70 people lost their jobs.

The multiplatinum-selling singer debuted in the group Destiny's Child before becoming a solo star. She's appeared in movies, including "Dreamgirls" and "Cadillac Records."

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