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Kelly Clarkson was sued by her ex-father-in-law’s management company.
Starstruck Management Group filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, claiming that the singer owes her longtime managers a $ 1.4 million commission.
Clarkson got married Brandon Blackstock, son of the owner of Starstruck Narvel Blackstock, in 2013 and filed for divorce in June 2020. The couple shared a daughter Blackstock river rose, 6 and son Remington Alexander Blackstock, 4.
The case received by E! News accuses her of violating an oral agreement because “she decided to stop paying Starstruck what was due under the contract.”
The 38-year-old contractor started with the Nashville-based company in 2007 and allegedly agreed to pay an “industry standard” commission of 15 percent of her gross profits, which includes “future profits” from projects that it started while it was still at Starstruck.
The statement said Clarkson had paid commissions throughout her career until recently. In 2020, she claims to owe about $ 3.36 in commissions, but has so far paid only $ 1.92 million. The $ 1.44 million still owed is probably from her work on The voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The management company estimates that it will owe at least $ 5.4 million by the end of the year, thanks to its talk show and its deal with e-commerce site Wayfair.
“For approximately thirteen years, Starstruck turned Clarkson into a mega superstar,” the suit said. “Starstruck claims that Clarkson’s defendants are required to continue to pay commissions to Starstruck.”
Well! News reached Clarkson’s team for comment, but received no response. The voice The judge appears to tweet a response Tuesday morning with a GIF actor Lawrence Fishburne in The matrix which signals to attract the applicant.
Starstruck’s Narvel Blackstock was married to Reba McEntire until 2015
Clarkson opened his talk show this month about his divorce from Brandon Blackstock, whom he originally contacted at the 2012 Super Bowl.
“What I do is difficult because it involves more than just my heart. It involves very small hearts. We have four children,” she said, including her stepchildren. Seth and Savannah. “And divorce is never easy. We’re both from divorced families, so we know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts.”
The American idol Alum added that she will be private about the divorce and “probably won’t go too far because, you know, I’m a mother bear and my children come first.”
The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays on NBC.