Back in February 2011, XS co-owner Jesse Waits introduced William Morris Endeavor agent, Joel Zimmerman, to a casino high roller Don Johnson. As Deadmau5 was scheduled to perform that night, Don Johnson had offered the Deadmau5 $200,000 to play “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Joel and Jesse went to collect the money from Don later on in which they found Don at a high-stakes blackjack table and “appeared to be losing a lot of money.” When the money was requested “Johnson screamed at Waits and refused to pay. After Johnson’s security approached the table, Joel and Waits left Johnson’s hotel empty-handed.” Don Johnson left Las Vegas in his private jet the following day.
In turn, William Morris Endeavor didn’t want to burn any bridges with Deadmau5, so they offered $150,000 to Deadmau5 while Jesse Waits said he’d contribute the remaining $50,000. Now Jesse is suing Deadmau5′ agent stating that the $50,000 he paid was a loan and not a payment. It is said the two have reached a “tentative settlement” although nothing has been announced yet.
[Source: Pulse Radio]
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