T.I. is being accused of fraud by his former restaurant employees, who claim the rapper and his business partner screwed over their creditors to the tune of $660k.
On October 19, several former employees of T.I.’s now-shuttered Georgia restaurant, Scales 925, hit T.I. with an amended federal lawsuit over unpaid wages and overtime. Scales 925 had opened in 2015 but closed the following year after several issues.
Earlier this year, the restaurant filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which was recently closed due to the company having no assets.
The ex-employees claimed in their original lawsuit that T.I. and his partners used money from the restaurant for their own personal gain and paid themselves an unreasonably high salary while the business was losing money.
In the newly-filed amended lawsuit, the ex-employees now allege that T.I. and his partner, Charles Hughes, diverted hundreds of thousands to themselves during a time they knew the business was in financial turmoil.
The former employees now claim they uncovered new information that allegedly shows T.I. and Hughes made bank transfers from Scales 925 to themselves totaling $663,933.98.
The ex-employees want the court to order T.I. and his partner to turn over the entire $663k.
The case remains ongoing.