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T.I. to pay former employees $75K in unpaid wages

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. 

Several other lawsuits have been filed related to T.I.’s former restaurant endeavors

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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

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