Kelly Clarkson is being sued by her long-time management company, Starstruck Management Group, over alleged unpaid commissions.
According to an eight-page lawsuit obtained by Billboard. Clarkson and Starstruck appeared to have a working relationship until this year, when the company calculated $3.3 million in estimated commissions, of which Clarkson has allegedly paid just $1.9 million. Starstruck claims that Clarkson still owes the company at least $5.4 million in commissions.
Starstruck Management Group said: “Despite Starstruck’s hard work and dedication, Clarkson has decided that she is going to stop paying what Starstruck is contractually owed,
“Starstruck seeks to not only recover its commission on millions of dollars that Clarkson has already earned, but also the millions of dollars that Clarkson will continue to earn.”
The plaintiff alleges that the terms between Clarkson and Starstruck Management Group were verbally negotiated, and that no written agreement was formally made when the deal was struck in 2007. It is unclear whether Clarkson is still working with the firm.
Starstruck Management Group filed the suit yesterday, September 29 in Los Angeles Superior Court. The group is headed by Narvel Blackstock, father of Clarkson’s ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock. The two filed for divorce earlier this year.