Kurt Darren facing legal action over 'debt'

2013-02-01 11:34
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Cape Town - Afrikaans singer and actor Kurt Darren is facing legal action from a law firm in Pretoria, which is reportedly planning to seize some of his assets, following claims that he and three business partners are still indebted to their landlord, reports Beeld.

Ernst Serfrontein from EW Serfontein & Genote Inc, who is taking legal action against Darren in representation of their client, claims that the singer and his three business partners owe more than R90 000 in outstanding bills.

Serfontein explained to Beeld that Darren and his three business partners signed a contract in 2009 to lease a property in Pretoria, where they opened a new bar called Springbok Bar, originally called Foundry Fly Lounge.

'Man of his word'

During 2010, one of the business partners applied for the lease of the property to be cancelled. The owner of the property, George von Backström and Serfontien's client, did not accept the request, as the contract would expire at a later date.

It was during this time that the rent and municipal bills of property were allegedly not paid by Darren and his partners, and accumulated to a large amount.

It was then decided by the law firm that they would hold Darren accountable to pay the sum as he would be the likeliest of the three business partners to have the most money.

Speaking to Beeld, Darren told the newspaper that he already paid his share of the outstanding bills saying that he "is a man of his word", owing nothing to nobody.

Took to Twitter

In November, rumours surfaced that Darren was facing money troubles, after he auctioned off his luxurious game farm in the Waterberg region.

These rumours were slammed by Darren and his manager, Louis van Wyk, as "totally false".

Darren also took to his Twitter page on Friday to express his anger surrounding the situation.

He wrote:

Darren also slammed various articles in the media, posting:
He later retweeted a fellow artist, Andries Vermeulen, who backed him stating that the newspapers should rather report on farm attacks than his personal affairs.

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