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10:06 am, January 18th, 2012
Garth Brooks is suing an Oklahoma hospital over a $500,000 donation he made, which he now claims has been misused by the medical facility.
According to the country singer’s lawsuit, Brooks gave Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, OK a check in 2005 after staffers assured him that his donation would be used for a building to be named after his late mother.
Three years later, contends Brooks, the hospital now says the money will be “used for what Integris had ‘earmarked’ the money for, without further discussion.”
Integris counters that Brooks’ large donation was “anonymous and unconditional,” and that the singer allegedly added stipulations for the money’s use after the check was given.
Brooks, however, claims the hospital had not only solicited the donation from him, but had also confirmed plans for the building, even showing him potential renderings.
The musician is now seeking a full refund of the $500,000 donation.
Opening statements in the lawsuit are scheduled for Wednesday.
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