Wantickets sues Eventbrite in dispute over former employees
Wantickets files a lawsuit against fellow ticketing rival Eventbrite over former employees.This article originally appeared on Complete Music Update
Ticketing firm Wantickets.com has sued rival Eventbrite through the New York courts over the latter’s hire of the former’s founder and one-time CEO. As previously reported, those hires – Barak Schurr and Diego Carlin – who joined Eventbrite back in July, were themselves sued by their former company in September.
Back then, Wantickets CFO Richard Blakely claimed that his firm had actually been in talks to sell to Eventbrite at one point, but the deal fell through. As another buyer was then found for the company, Blakely alleged, it was discovered that Schurr and Carlin had been working for and promoting Eventbrite, even while still being on the Wantickets payroll. That discovery led to the two execs basically being fired, he said.
Schurr and Carlin denied that version of events, though. The former said that, while there had been conversations with Eventbrite about a possible acquisition, “at no time during this process was I moving business from Wantickets to Eventbrite”.