Luke Combs Isn’t Suing A Fan, He’s Helping To Make Things Right
Luke Combs woke us early this morning (12/13) in his Nashville area home and heard that he was suing a fan for a quarter of a million dollars, and he freaked out, calling the woman and making things right.
Luke passionately took to his Instagram this morning (12/13) in a video clip explaining the situation to his fan base. With a background of the woman in a news report and the words “Lawsuit Response,” Luke said in the video, “What’s up, you guys? It’s 7:27 am here in Tennessee. I woke up at five am to use the restroom, and the first thing I saw was this. A woman that’s being sued by me for two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. I spent the last two hours trying to make this right and trying to figure out what’s going on cause I was completely and utterly unaware of this.”
Combs continued emotionally, “First, my manager reached out to this news station that ran this piece to try to get some info. So, we do have a company that goes after folks, only supposedly large corporations operating internationally that make millions and millions of dollars making counterfeit t-shirts and things of that nature, running legal businesses. And apparently, this woman Nicole has somehow gotten wrapped into that, and that makes me absolutely sick to my stomach. So, I was able to get Nicole’s phone number, and I spoke to her this morning. She told me that she was absolutely shocked by this. I am so apologetic talking to her; it makes me sick, honestly, that this would happen, especially during the holidays. I can’t imagine being in her shoes.”
He noted of their phone conversation, “She told me there is fifty-five hundred dollars locked up in her Amazon account. I am gonna double that and send her eleven thousand dollars today just so she doesn’t have anything to worry about. She was never supposed to be involved in anything like this. No fan should ever have to be involved in anything like this. She got in trouble apparently for making tumblers so I’m gonna make my own tumbler today, it’s gonna go up today. I’ll keep you posted on that, but all that money is gonna go to Nicole and her family to try to help with her medical bills. Hopefully, that can help her out.”
Luke added, “Again, this is unbelievable. I was completely shocked when I saw this this morning, and it makes me sick. This is not something that I would ever do. It’s not the kind of person I am. I’m not greedy in any way, shape or form. Money is the last thing on my mind, and I promise you guys that. I invited Nicole and her family out to a show this year so I could give her a hug and say sorry in person.”
Combs concluded the message, saying, “I love you guys. I just wanted to clear that up because it makes me sick for anybody to be thinking I am kind of person because I’m the farthest thing from it. Okay, guys, I’ll keep you posted.”
See that post here.
According to the original TV news story, Nicole Harness suffers from congestive heart failure, and her only job is selling homemade tumblers and T-shirts through Amazon.
She learned Luke Combs sued her in federal court in Illinois, along with various others, for selling counterfeit merchandise. The judge ordered each defendant, including Harness, to pay $250,000 to Combs.