An Atlanta restaurant owned by rapper T.I. called Scale 925, shut down almost two years ago, but it's apparently still costing him financially. According to a report, the Atlanta rapper has reached a settlement with a group of former employees who claim they were not properly compensated for their work at Scales 925.
Nine out of the 11 plaintiffs will each receive $8,333.33 in unpaid wages. T.I. has also agreed to pay $25,000 in legal fees, coming to a grand total of $100,000 for the case.
In February he reportedly settled a separate lawsuit with other former Scales 925 employees alleging unpaid wages. Avery Lee, Kyle Vargas, Khori Vargas, and Shawn Yarborough filed a class action lawsuit against T.I., his business partner Charles Hughes, and Scales 925 Atlanta, claiming they never received their overtime pay.
T.I. agreed to pay $78,000 to the ex-employees, covering their legal fees, damages, as well as their unpaid wages. Last month the restaurant reportedly filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, after the Georgia Department of Revenue and IRS placed them on notice. The filing was seemingly a result of pending lawsuits against the restaurant.
T.I. continues to deny any wrongdoing, insisting he was not involved with the restaurant's day-to-day operations. He claims a manager was allegedly pocketing restaurant funds.