Homophobic ‘Color Purple’ actress smacked with £300,000 in legal fees
Actress Seyi Omooba, fired from a British revival of The Color Purple: The Musical over homophobic remarks, is facing £300,000 in legal fees.
The BBC reports that a UK court has ordered Omooba to pay £53,839 to her former agency and £259,356 to Curve, the theatre in Leicester where The Color Purple was scheduled to run. The production was canceled following the negative fallout from Omooba’s dismissal.
“We have always felt the case lacked any merit from the outset, but Seyi Omooba and her legal team continued to disregard our pleadings and chose to take our theatre to court irrespective of the facts,” Curve said in a statement. “Whilst we welcome this news, we would like to reiterate we do not condone any
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