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Costume Designer Sues Singer, Toni Braxton


A wardrobe and costume designer is suing Toni Braxton, alleging she wrote him a bad check and owes him $15,000 for work on a Las Vegas show.

Filing August 3 in Los Angeles, Anthony Franco claimed the Grammy-winning singer had agreed to pay him $35,000 to design the entire wardrobe for the "Toni Braxton: Revealed" show.

Franco says he received a check which was returned for insufficient funds. He alleges Braxton and co-defendent Liberty Entertainment Inc. put a stop-payment on the check. Franco claims he was eventually paid $20,000, leaving an outstanding balance of $15,000.

A six-time Grammy Award winner, Toni Braxton has starred on Broadway in Aida and Beauty And The Beast. Her show at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas began last August.

Braxton's publicist did not immediately reply to an August 7 message left with her agent, Ben Bernstein, seeking comment.

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