FL House Speaker Files Lawsuit Over Pitbull's Secret Tourism Contract

One of Florida's legislative leaders is suing Pitbull's company to find out much the state of Florida paid the famous rapper.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against PDR Productions so legislators can publicly disclose contents of a contract that the state's tourism marketing organization signed with Pitbull.

Corcoran said the House has a right to hold those who spend taxpayer money "accountable" and that state spending should be transparent.

The Miami music star signed a deal with Visit Florida last year and as part of the deal released a video this past summer for the song "Sexy Beaches" that includes scenes from nearly two-dozen Florida beaches.

Pitbull's company declared that the contents of the contract - including how much Pitbull got paid - were trade secrets and were not subject to the state's public records law.

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