Calypsonian Tameika Darius is no longer pursuing an injunction against Tuco due to financial constraints.
Darius had given her attorney the go-ahead to file the claim on Wednesday after Tuco rejected her request to compete in the Calypso Monarch finals last night (Thursday night.)
In a telephone interview hours before the finals, she said, “I am exhausted. I am up and down and I am really tired. And it (litigation) is costing too much money.”
She did not want to disclose the cost of the ligation.
Still insisting that she was treated unfairly, Darius said, “Tuco knows that they are wrong. They know that this is unfair.”
Darius said after she was told the cost of the claim she decided against it.
As a consequence, no application for injunctive relief was filed.
“I have run out of options. I don’t know what else to do, now.”
In her pre-action protocol letter sent to Tuco on Wednesday, Darius’ attorney Leon Williams requested that she be given a spot in the finals because of the problems she encountered which led to a delay in her performance at the semifinals at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre last Friday.
Darius believes she “suffered bad fate” when she was summoned to stage to perform, but her props, including the microphones, were not set up. She complained that the technicians spent 20 minutes of her performance time setting up the microphones.
Darius said when she finally began performing her song Long Before J’Ouvert the microphones were switched off during her delivery.
Tuco, after it received the pre-action protocol letter, denied her request.
Even though she could no longer proceed with the litigation, the Point Fortin calypsonian was still hoping that good sense would have prevailed.
Twelve calypsonians competed for the crown on Thursday night at Queens Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.