The Washington Post is reporting today that Jeff Popick, the manager for the USA Freedom Kids, is filing a lawsuit against Donald Trump.
Popick tells the Washington Post that this isn’t a million dollar lawsuit. Rather he just wants Trump to do the right thing, what his campaign promised they’d do in the first place.
“This is not a billion-dollar lawsuit,” Popick said. “I’m doing this because I think they have to do the right thing. And if this means having to go through the court system to enforce them doing the right thing, then that’s what I have to do. I’m not looking to do battle with the Trump campaign, but I have to show my girls that this is the right thing.”
Popick admits he didn’t have a contract with the Trump campaign, but said he was promised certain things from the campaign that never came to fruition.
For example, he told the Post that he had requested $2500 for their first performance, but accepted a counter-offer of having a table setup where they could sell their albums.
But when they got to their first act in Pensacola, the table was nowhere to be found.
After the act Popick tried to contact the campaign for alternate compensation, but was unable to get a hold of anyone.
At the charity event for veterans that Trump held in lieu of going to the Fox News debate, Popick says the group was invited to perform with only a day’s notice. But they flew to Iowa anyway, only to find out once they landed that they were no longer performing at the event, but were invited to be there.
The cost of the travel for the children and their parents, including hotels and rental cars, was all borne by Popick.
Again, he told the Washington Post, he tried to contact the campaign over and over to no avail. He even shared emails with the Washington Post showing his attempts to contact them and explained how staffers would promise to return his calls and never would.
So now Popick is suing to get the compensation he believes is rightfully his.
You can read more about the details of this at the Washington Post.