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Former SFX board member sues Robert Sillerman over unpaid loan

By | Published on Monday 12 December 2016

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Now that SFX has successfully exited its bankruptcy to be known from this point onwards as LiveStyle, all the messy litigation that is likely to result from the collapse of the one-time EDM powerhouse can get underway. Odds are, it could all prove far more entertaining than any of the festivals LiveStyle has planned in 2017.

Getting in early is former board member Mitchell Slater who, according to Amplify, has sued SFX founder Robert FX Sillerman in a bid to reclaim the more than two million he says he lent his former colleague in April 2015. Slater seemingly sent Sillerman a letter in September demanding he hand over $2,517,266.67 by 3 Oct.

According to Amplify, the letter said: “I will promptly pursue all available remedies including, but not limited to, my right to commence an action for the payment plus all legal fees, expenses and disbursements incurred in connection with the enforcement and collection of the [loan]. I sincerely hope that is not necessary, however. I expressly reserve, and do not waive, any and all rights under the [loan] or at law and equity”.

Sillerman seemingly never responded to the letter, so Slater is now asking a judge to issue a summary judgement ordering the former SFX chief to repay the loan plus legal costs.