Garth Brooks Owed $1 Million By Oklahoma Hospital After Winning Lawsuit
January 25, 2012 at 6:27 AM (PT)
Country star GARTH BROOKS is owed $1 million by an OKLAHOMA hospital, following ruling in a lawsuit about a $500,000 donation BROOKS paid to the hospital. It was ruled that the hospital failed to build a women's health center in honor of his late mother.
Jurors ruled that the hospital must return a $500,000 donation to GARTH, plus pay him $500,000 in punitive damages in the breach-of-contract lawsuit against INTEGRIS CANADIAN VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL in YUKON.
BROOKS contended he had reached a deal in 2005 with the hospital's president, JAMES MOORE, but later learned the hospital wanted to use the money for other construction projects. The hospital argued that GARTH gave them unrestricted access to the donation and then later asked that it build a women's center and name it after his mother, COLLEEN BROOKS, who died of cancer in 1999.
"I jumped all over it," BROOKS said in his testimony. "It's my mom. My mom was pregnant as a teenager. She had a rough start. She wanted to help every kid out there."
Check out more on the ruling from THE TENNSSEAN here.