Garth Brooks suing local OK hospital
CLAREMORE, Okla. — Garth Brooks is suing Integris Health over a donation he made. He was in the Rogers County courthouse Tuesday trying to get back half a million dollars. Brooks says he donated the money in 2005 to have his mother's name put on a Women's Center Building in Yukon.
He says Integris told him in 2008 that her name would not be put on it.
He now wants the money back and has taken it to court.
“For three years I've been taking this crap and now over the next four days there's going to be a lot of character exposed here,” Brooks said.
Integris says that in order to have naming rights you have to donate 50 percent of the cost of the building; the Women's Center costs $2 million.
Integris spokesperson Hardy Watkins says the donation was an unconditional gift.
“I can tell you the money has not been spent and it's sitting in the foundation account and I think we've certainly thought along the way that we would be able to come to some sort of an agreement,” Watkins said.
A jury has been seated and opening arguments will begin Wednesday.