* HANNAH MONTANA FAN CLUB HITS BACK AT TICKET SCANDAL The HANNAH MONTANA fan club has hit back at devotees who are suing the organization over an alleged ticket fraud – branding their claims “false”.
Thousands of disappointed fans are taking legal action against the teen sensation’s fan club after promises to find them priority seats for the singer’s much-hyped concerts fell through.
According to a lawsuit filed in Nashville, Tennessee, fan club bosses knew tickets wouldn’t meet demands – but they still offered devotees choice seats as part of a membership perk.
Hannah Montana is better known as Miley Cyrus, the 14-year-old daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who plays the singer in her hit U.S. TV show.
Her American summer (07) Best Of Both Worlds Tour sold out almost instantly.
The lawsuit names companies Interactive Media Marketing and Smiley Miley as defendants and is seeking triple damages for all members of the lawsuit and legal fees.
Megan Prophet, a spokesperson for Cyrus, told MTV.com, “More than 70,000 MileyWorld members obtained concert tickets as a result of their membership in MileyWorld.
“MileyWorld members had far greater access to concert tickets than the general public and other fan clubs and the claim that the vast majority of MileyWorld members were unable to obtain concert tickets is simply false.”
But attorney Aaron Rihn, who is representing the disgruntled fans, says, “That’s a very small percentage of Miley’s actual fan base. That makes it more of a lottery than a realistic benefit of fan-club membership.”