Garth Brooks was awarded $1 million from Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital after he took them to court for fraud.
On Tuesday, an Oklahoma jury ruled in favor of the Country music artist; they felt that the hospital defrauded him when they accepted a $500,000 donation and failed to complete his request to name their building after his late mother.
Garth’s mother, Colleen Carroll Brooks, passed away in 1999 from throat cancer, and according to her son’s lawsuit officials from the hospital showed him illustrations of buildings that displayed his mother’s name. Hence, they made the star believe that his generous donation would be allotted for this project.
Apparently, the 49-year-old artist was both hurt and stunned by the hospital’s failure to name anything after his mother.
The VP of communications and marketing for the medical facility, Hardy Watkins, claimed that the hospital had many discussions over the past two years with Brooks about his options of naming a few different places in his mother’s honor.
The financial options ranged from $250,000 to $15 million, according to Watson. In addition, he claims that Garth’s $500,000 donation has not been spent.
The multi-award-winning artist was granted $1 million, which includes $500,000 in punitive damages, plus his original $500,000 donation.
Colleen Brooks was a country singer during the 1950’s. She was signed by Capitol Records and even appeared on Ozark Jubilee, which was the first television show in the US to feature the top stars of country music.