Ticketmaster accused of selling to scalpers

October 5, 2009 5:24:28 PM PDT
The nation's largest computerized ticket seller is being accused of selling tickets to brokers who then scalp tickets at inflated prices.

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The charge came out in a lawsuit filed against Ticketmaster by a broker alleging breach of contract.

Back in June, 7 On Your Side spoke to a former Ticketmaster executive who called the practice of promoters selling tickets to brokers in advance of public sales a common one.

"In order to make sure that the money comes in the promoter will go to these companies and say, 'We will sell you prime tickets before they ever go on sale and you're going to pay over face value,'" Jerry Seltzer said.

Seltzer did not specifically accuse Ticketmaster in his interview.

Today Ticketmaster e-mailed a statement to 7 On Your Side calling the lawsuit meritless and said it would defend against the lawsuit quote "with vigor."

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