Kweer Touring Responds To Allegations Of Non-Payment Of Drag Queens


Drag queen Biblegirl666

Event promoter Kweer Touring and Events has responded to allegations of non-payment of local drag performers at one of its recent events.

US drag performer BibleGirl666 took to Twitter over the weekend alleging the company had not paid her nor other performers for their work at the recent Queer Expo tour in Melbourne in late June.

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“@KweerTandE currently owes me a remaining $3,750 USD. I am not throwing out a number as a means of bragging, but to anchor the situation at hand and to drive home the point of how serious and unfair this is,” she tweeted.

“2 other girls repped by one of my respective managers have both been paid in full. I am the outlier. You know what else I’m the outlier in? Not being alumni from Drag Race.”

Other performers, including FKA and Hungry, also took to social media to allege they had not yet been paid for the Queer Expo event.

In a statement on behalf of the company, Kweer Touring and Events owner Pete Smith apologised for the circumstances and said “all people whom are owed money will be paid.”

“Firstly, we want to take this time to formally apologise to the talent who money is still owed to,” the statement read.

Smith had earlier responded to BibleGirl666 on Twitter, posting documents indicating he’d reported fraudulent access of his bank accounts that had prevented him from accessing funds.

“While there is complete truth to the matter that bank accounts have been fraudulently accessed in the past fortnight and forensic investigations are underway by Victorian Police,” the statement read.

“This is not something that should impact on talent who have completed their obligations with nothing but professionalism.

“Payment arrangements for the most part is being put in place, so we can set right what is currently very wrong.

“We ask that while these arrangements are being made, and while these matters are still outstanding, that you give us the opportunity to do so without the death threats, threats of violence, and hacking of our social media pages.”

Overnight, Biblegirl666 told her Twitter followers that “the first of what will (hopefully) be several pay installments has been made.”

“This does not clear KWEER of their errors by any means, nor does it warrant a thank you… the thanks goes to Y’ALL for showing others that this behavior will not fly,” she tweeted.

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“I’m grateful that we are all working together on this to ensure that this doesn’t have to happen to others in our current position. Do not forgot, so many others are owed funds and we can’t let this go away until fully proper amendments to the situation at hand are made.”