The Mexican restaurant chain is suing the "Lost" crooner for $212,500 after they reportedly paid him to record a cover of "Pure Imagination" for an ad campaign that he never turned in, according to the Hollywood Reporter. As far as what went down, the burrito-slinging company is claiming they paid Frank the money to record the track, which he was supposed to turn in on August 7th.
Although he was set to receive another $212,500 when he turned it in, he allegedly told the company instead that he wouldn't be participating in the campaign instead. According to the mag, Frank's legal team sent a letter that said, "When Frank was asked to participate in this project, Chipotle's representatives told him that the thrust of the campaign was to promote responsible farming."
"There was no Chipotle reference or logo in the initial presentation, and Chipotle told Frank that was an intentional element of the campaign...Frank was also promised that he'd have the right to approve the master and all advertising."
Chipotle is denying that those were the terms of the deal and is suing for the amount they paid him plus additional damages that will be determined during the trial.
With Frank out of the picture, Fiona Apple eventually recorded the song.
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