An unexpected lawsuit has been filed, and the Pegulas have been named as one of the plaintiffs. 

Terry and Kim Pegula are well-known in the Western New York area. They are the owners of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres, but that’s not all.

Together, they founded an independent record label in Nashville, TN called “Black River Entertainment.” The corporate office for the label is in Buffalo, NY, and they have a select few musicians signed to Black River – including Kelsea Ballerini. 

Ballerini is the label’s main focus, being the biggest name they have currently signed with them. However, a scary situation occurred over the weekend and Kelsea Ballerini has responded by filing legal action. 

A former fan, named Bo Ewing, has allegedly hacked into Ballerini’s device(s) and leaked the music that she was still working on. 

Kelsea Ballerini has filed legal action against the former fan club member that managed to use a backdoor to get into her device(s) and leak several songs of hers. She is also seeking a temporary restraining order against Ewing, who has been accused of “illegally obtaining and sharing still-in production, unreleased masters and demos,” according to People Magazine.  

Along with Ballerini, the label Black River Entertainment and Alysa Vanderheym, Ballerini’s music producer, have been named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. 

In an attempt to prevent the recordings from being leaked any further, Ballerini, Black River Entertainment, and Vanderheym have secured a judicial order to protect them. The plaintiffs cited “irreparable harm” in the lawsuit. 

It is scary to think that if a fan club member can backdoor into an artist’s device, what else can people backdoor into?

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