Footballer Dwight Yorke is being sued by reigning Chutney Soca Monarch

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dwight-yorke.jpgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Former Trinidad & Tobago and Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke is being sued by reigning Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal for the non-payment of a TT$250,000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) loan.

Yorke, 46, was reportedly loaned the money in March last year to assist in a financial bind.

In the court documents filed last week, Chatelal claimed that Yorke approached him for the loan after his 'Island Vibe' fete which was held on March 4, 2017.

The court documents say the former national footballer was unable to secure a lender for the fete and as a result, was in a bind as he needed to pay those who provided services for the event. Yorke allegedly said that he could not approach the bank as the time for approval would place him in an embarrassing situation.

Chatelal subsequently agreed to loan Yorke TT$250,000 with a TT$50,000 interest to be paid after two months.

He reportedly deposited the money into the Dwight Yorke Foundation account on March 7 following the agreement.

Two months following the deposit, Chatelal contacted Yorke who in December 2017, paid him TT$50,000.

In January, a pre-action protocol letter was sent to Yorke where he was "invited to amicably settle the matter."

There was no response and on February 12, the legal proceeding was filed.

In 2016, Machel Montano sued Yorke for falsely using his name to promote a party that year.

He later dropped the lawsuit but had obtained an injunction to stop Yorke from using his name.


Dwight Yorke is the ex-boyfriend and baby father of glamour model, Katie Price. Katie has previously accused ex-boyfriend Dwight of not seeing their child, who suffers from a range of disabilities including Prader-Willi syndrome and visual impairment.

In her last autobiography, she wrote: "It's sad that [Dwight] is unable to accept Harvey for who he is and seems unable or unwilling to work within his limitations.

"I think Dwight wanted to blame someone for the fact that his son is disabled. I have always said that if Dwight could see what a courageous and talented boy Harvey is then he would enjoy being with him so much."

In 2009, he told BBC Radio 5: "I would like to play an integral part in his upbringing, of course, I love my kid but wasn't given the opportunity to really bring him up in the manner I would like to bring him up in."