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NEW YORK, Oct 25, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- The Source hip-hop magazine is suing BET and two of its executives for $100 million for backing out of an agreement to air The Source Awards.

The suit filed in New York Supreme Court against Black Entertainment Television alleges BET Chief Financial Officer Scott Mills and BET General Counsel Byron Marchand conspired to keep the awards show off the Viacom-owned network, reported Tuesday.

Source co-founder Dave Mays told the Web site they had a contract with BET to broadcast the awards Oct. 25.

"They kept moving the date back and then ultimately took a position that they didn't want to put it on this year," he said. "They have a very clear contract to televise the awards and we were put in a position to file our lawsuit."

A spokesman for BET was unaware of the suit and had no comment.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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