T.I., the Atlanta-based entertainer who has been leading a very public campaign against discriminatory practices at Houston’s Restaurant, has just settled a restaurant matter of his own.
Tip has to shell out about $75,000 to pay 9 of 11 employees from his Scales 925 restaurant who sued for unpaid wages, reports TMZ. The restaurant, formerly located at 10 Ivan Allen Blvd. NW, closed in 2016 after about a year of operation. Employees had already begun filing lawsuits saying they did not received their final paychecks.
Each former employee will get $8,333.33 for a total of about $75,000. T.I. will also have to pay attorney’s fees bringing his out-of-pocket payments to about $100,000.
According to the lawsuit, T.I.’s business partner Charles Hughes was depositing money into his personal account and shorting employees of their earnings.
T.I. has been at the helm of a campaign against Houston’s restaurants for what he has called discriminatory practices. In May, after previously calling a truce with the chain, T.I. renewed his complaints when three women said they were wrongfully arrested and attacked at the Houston’s on Peachtree Road after using the restroom.