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A Scammer Got $100,000 Using Miley Cyrus’ Name


Fans showed up at the Miami South Beach Outdoor Festival on New Year’s Day this year expecting to be treated to (or tortured with) an appearance by Miley Cyrus, but she never actually showed. Promoters were furious, claiming that they forked over a ton of money to her booking agent – $125,000, to be exact – and were promised she’d be there. Turns out, that “booking agent” might not have any real connection to Miley.

From TMZ:

A Florida concert promotion company says it sent $125K to a woman claiming to be Miley’s booking agent — a deposit to secure Miley for the shindig.  The money was wired to a bank account while the deal was being finalized.

The lawsuit claims the booking agent cleaned out the bank account and on New Year’s Day … no Miley.

The promoters seem to believe they really were dealing with Miley’s agent.   We spoke with the woman, who says she does NOT work for Miley but was acting as an intermediary.  She claims she forwarded the money to Miley’s real agents.

Miley’s people tell TMZ Miley has no involvement in this matter — and tells us the woman has no connection to her actual booking agent.

So basically, it’s a game of he said/she said right now, and somebody better start producing some receipts. If these concert organizers did indeed send the money and have proof, then the woman who was “working as an intermediary” better have proof of where SHE sent that money, because $125,000 doesn’t just disappear into nowhere.

It seems unlikely that a star as big as Miley would need to pull this kind of stunt (though I doubt she knew anything about any of this either way), so I’m guessing this “intermediary” woman is a liar and a con artist, but you never know. What do you think happened here?

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