Reverend Jesse Jackson is being sued by the AEI Speakers Bureau for failing to show up for a speaking appearance in Trinidad in 2007, according to a lawsuit filed in Chicago.
Jackson is reportedly being sued for $100,000 by AEI, with the firm claiming Jackson's failure to show up cost them $63,932 in commission and left them with a $36,068 bill for a chartered private jet.
Jackson, who signed an agreement with AEI to address a November 2007 political rally for the United National Congress, "cited a desire to avoid the perception of showing favoritism to a Trinidad and Tobago political party as his reason for not fulfilling his contractual duties."
Although Jackson didn't appear to pocket his $75,000 fee, AEI is still trying to recover the rest of the funds lost by Jackson's no-show. AEI had also arranged paid speaking gigs at the gathering for Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, both of whom flew commercial to Trinidad, instead of on a private jet.