Derek Jeter Denies Backing Out Of Underwear Deal Because Of 50 Cent

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 11/20/2015 | 10:15 AM EST

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Jeter says the claims made against him in a lawsuit are 'categorically false'

Derek Jeter is fighting back against allegations that claim he backed out of a business deal with Frigo, a men's underwear company, after he found out 50 Cent would be involved. His alleged reasoning? The rapper was too "urban."

In a statement to Page Six, the former MLB star said, "I facilitated the introductory meeting between 50 Cent and the company, so it makes absolutely no sense that I would object to 50 Cent being a Frigo brand ambassador or think that 50 Cent is 'too urban' for the brand."

As previously reported, Jeter is being sued for $4.7 million for walking away from a three-year deal with Frigo, in which he allegedly signed on to be a director of the company and participate in publicity events.

Jeter says the claims made by Frigo owner Mathias Ingvarsson are "categorically false" and he's "disgusted by Mr. Ingvarsson's decision to make these false allegations against me in the press, instead of attempting to work out our business dispute in private."

Jeter has filed a lawsuit of his own in Delaware, claiming that he never agreed to be a spokesperson or ambassador for the brand.


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