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Kelly Clarkson Sued by Former Management Company Run by Ex-Husband's Father

Kelly Clarkson Sued by Former Management Company Run by Ex-Husband's Father

Kelly Clarkson is facing a new lawsuit with some personal connections.

The American Idol superstar is being sued by longtime management company Starstruck Management Group, run by Narvel Blackstock, the father of Brandon Blackstock, who is Kelly‘s ex-husband, Variety reported Tuesday (September 29).

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The management company filed the claim in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming it’s owed $1.4 million in unpaid commissions.

According to the complaint, Kelly has not paid the full commission this year for her work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

“The company has represented Clarkson for the last 13 years, and was paid a 15% commission on her gross earnings. The suit states that Clarkson has paid the firm $1.9 million this year, but owes another $1.4 million. The suit also claims that Clarkson will owe at least $5.4 million by the end of the year. It does not appear that Clarkson and Starstruck have a written management agreement. The suit alleges that the terms of the deal were verbally negotiated by Clarkson’s attorney and business manager in 2007, and that Clarkson confirmed the deal in a phone call. Since then, the firm has been paid regular commissions in accordance with the terms, according to the complaint,” Variety reports.

“Over the course of approximately 13 years, Starstruck developed Clarkson into a mega superstar. By way of example only, Starstruck was instrumental in helping Clarkson achieve success in terms of numerous hit albums, multiple Grammy wins and nominations, her role on popular television shows like The Voice and her own talk show. Despite Starstruck’s hard work and dedication, Clarkson has decided she is going to stop paying Starstruck for what is contractually owed,” the complaint reads.

The suit alleges a breach of oral contract, and seeks declaratory relief and an accounting.

Kelly and Brandon got divorced after nearly seven years of marriage earlier this year. Here is everything Kelly said about her relationship with Brandon over the years.

Kelly possibly reacted to the news with a GIF of Morpheus from The Matrix

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