Garth Brooks Sues Hospital to Get Donation Back

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January 20, 2012; Source: Fox News | Famed country singer Garth Brooks is suing Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, Okla. because the hospital did not name its new women’s center after his deceased mother, Colleen. Brooks took the stand on Friday and said he donated $500,000 on the understanding that the hospital agreed to the naming—and that they had even presented him with an architect’s rendering of the new unit with his mother’s name prominently featured on the building.

James Moore, CEO of the hospital, says this was not the case and hospital officials counter that the donation was, in fact, sent in anonymously. Brooks has asked the hospital to either return his donation or send it to the Colorado-based Teammates for Kids Foundation but the hospital has refused.

Moore may have more to worry about here than just the half million. Among the information presented at the trial was an e-mail from March 2009 from the CEO to hospital staff that included the statement, “We may not deny Garth access to the money, however, we can sure as hell make him work to get it.”

Not exactly a donor-friendly image. The case is due to wrap up on Tuesday. –Ruth McCambridge

  • Panda

    Good for Garth Brooks for suing. James Moore is a jerk and knew he was wrong when it was decided not to name the center after Garth’s mother’s name. What a greedy guy. Why didn’t they want to use Garth’s mother’s name? Now the hospital will increase patient bills to make up for the loss of money. Not sure if I would want to be a patient there. Hummmmmmm

  • Patricia

    Does anyone knows if Garth Brooks helps abused animals? Does he try to help protect horses from been slaughter and sold for human food?

  • Patricia

    I would love to see famous people donate to help abuse and unwanted animals and to put a end to horse slaughter and the torture of burros. I hope that when you read this you will help spread the word about how the government allows this to happen to horses and burros. We must protect our animals no matter what!!!