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Former footballer being sued by soca monarch

Former footballer being sued by soca monarch
19 Feb
2018

Former Trinidad & Tobago and Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke is being sued by reigning Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal for the non-payment of a TT$250,000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) loan.

Yorke, 46, was reportedly loaned the money in March last year to assist in a financial bind.

In the court documents filed last week, Chatelal claimed that Yorke approached him for the loan after his ‘Island Vibe’ fete which was held on March 4, 2017.

The court documents say the former national footballer was unable to secure a lender for the fete and as a result, was in a bind as he needed to pay those who provided service for the event. Yorke allegedly said that he could not approach the bank as the time for approval would place him in an embarrassing situation.

Chatelal subsequently agreed to loan Yorke TT$250,000 with a TT$50,000 interest to be paid after two months.

He reportedly deposited the money into the Dwight Yorke Foundation account on March 7 following the agreement.

Two months following the deposit, Chatelal contacted Yorke who in December 2017, paid him TT$50,000.

In January, a pre-action protocol letter was sent to Yorke where he was “invited to amicably settle the matter.”

There was no response and on February 12, the legal proceeding was filed.

In 2016, Machel Montano sued Yorke for falsely using his name to promote a party that year.

He later dropped the lawsuit but had obtained an injunction to stop Yorke from using his name.