According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, a company Planeless Pictures, was formed for the specific purpose of producing a movie called “Airplane Mode”, and claims Logan Paul was supposed to develop, write, and star in the project, where he would also be key to obtaining financing.
The company admits Logan Paul is a social media celebrity and trendsetter as one of YouTube’s top producers with over 17 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
But, they claim after Logan published the foolish video, the deal fell apart.
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Interestingly, the company is accusing Logan Paul’s company, Maverick Media, of being a “mere sham and shell without capital, assets, stock or stockholders and was used, conceived and intended by Paul as a device to avoid individual liability for the purpose of substituting a financially insolvent limited liability company in his place”.
In the lawsuit, the company claims back in 2016, a deal memo was put in place between Logan Paul and Planeless Pictures for him to be the Executive Producer of the film “Airplane Mode” and Maverick Media would provide Paul’s services as a writer, lead actor, and trendsetter to obtain the additional talent for the film and for marketing purposes.
The lawsuit claims the company made a deal with Google, called a “content Hosting Services Agreement” where Planeless would receive a license fee of $3,000,000 with a $500,000 bonus for certain promotional activities for the film.
But, in 2018, Google terminated its relationship with Planeless and refused to distribute its movie, because Logan Paul posted a broadcast of “Suicide Forest” on his YouTube vlog channel. Logan was penalized for his improper conduct as his channel was demonetized.
The company claims Paul was “on a global basis and in all forms of media, was immediately and severely criticized for his repugnant” and Google determined that the suicide broadcast was a “noncurable event” pursuant to its agreement with Planeless.
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At this point, the company claims Logan had “utter disregard for Planeless” and “if not with the specific intent of harming Planeless, is evidenced by the fact that after the ‘Suicide Forest’ broadcast further harmed the commercial viability of ‘Airplane Mode’, Paul made it known that he wanted to be disassociated from the movie as he had moved on in his career.”
Now, the company is suing the social media star claiming they have suffered damages of $3,500,000.
Logan Paul may have legal drama on his hands but he is also getting ready to face Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition boxing match on February 21st. The announcement of the fight came one week after Logan Paul’s brother, fellow YouTube sensation Jake Paul, knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson.
The Youtuber has yet to respond to the lawsuit.