What happens when you plan a wedding in St. Maarten, they sponsor your wedding in exchange for publicity from your new Vh1 reality show and the show gets cancelled because of an alleged altercation with your wife? Well according to the St. Maarten website SMN-News, they’re seeking repayment from Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada of their investment. Johnson and Lozada signed a contract with the government of St. Maarten and were paid approximately $90,000 for their July 4th wedding.
The government of St. Maarten entered into the contract with the foreign couple in which they agreed to have their wedding aired on VH1 in the USA. If the wedding was aired as agreed upon then St. Maarten would have received more publicity that would further boost the island’s tourism economy.
Finance Minister Roland Tuitt confirmed that St. Maarten invested approximately $90,000.00 in the wedding. However, he explained that the contributions St. Maarten made to the wedding is like investing in any other business. “When someone is investing in business it’s a risk they are taking and if something happens then they will have to deal with the consequences. Naturally, we have a contract with Johnson and Lozada and that contract has some clauses inside of it and St. Maarten will use those clauses if necessary.” Tuitt also confirmed that if the series is not aired that St. Maarten will go ahead and retrieve the monies they invested in Johnson’s wedding.
Maybe Ev and her cosmetics line can cover it?
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