Fan Favorite of RuPaul's Drag Race
, Adore Delano, is suing management company Producers Entertainment Group, for embezzling most of his earnings from the past 3 years.
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Danny Noriega, Delano's out-of-drag name, has claimed in the lawsuit that he earned upwards of $2.5 million throughout the past 3 years from the release of two studio albums and hundreds of concerts. Yet, he has only walked away with $300 thousand.
Delano believes that PEG management conspired with their record label to "nickel-and-dime" the singer as much as possible, at times taking as much as 70% of his appearance fees, according to documents obtained by TMZ--their report also alleges that PEG management threatened to "destroy his career" if Delano continued questioning his finances.
Delano's suit asks for $1 million in lost wages and an additional $2.5 million to cover punitive damages.
Since TMZ's original report was released, PEG management has released the following statement regarding Delano's allegations:
Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) remains under contract with Adore Delano (AKA Daniel Noriega). We are confident that this alleged suit, as PEG first became aware of it through a news agency and not formal service of process, will be found to be frivolous in nature. With respect to the allegations, they are categorically inaccurate in every regard, including Mr. Noriega's income, expenses and PEG's commissions. We maintain a professional, upstanding and successful relationship with our client roster and are dismayed by Mr. Noriega's unfounded allegations. PEG would never take actions that are adverse to the careers of our artists and continues to work with Adore on existing business and engagements.