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Jay-Z Denies Involvement in 40/40 Wage Scandal

jay3.jpgAttorneys for Jay-Z and his business partner, “O.G.” Juan Perez, filed papers in federal court yesterday (July 30) claiming that the two men are merely shareholders in the popular sports bar, The 40/40 Club, and have no involvement in the nightspot’s day-to-day operations. In May a former waitress at the Manhattan bar filed suit against Jay and the club’s management claiming that she and other employees were paid below minimum wage. According to the New York Post, Jay’s lawyers assert that their client is being targeted “solely because Shawn Carter is a public figure and plaintiffs hoped to draw publicity to extract a quick settlement.” The papers further assert that the Def Jam president and Perez have “no role in payroll whatsoever,” and request that the lawsuit against them be dismissed.

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