Kelly Clarkson is accused of screwing her former managers who claim to be owed a ton of money from her work.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Starstruck Management Group is suing Kelly Clarkson and Face Productions. The plaintiffs accuse the defendants of breach of oral agreement.
In the lawsuit, Starstruck says they are a nationally renowned and highly respected Nashville-based talent management company. Back in 2007, the company says they agreed to manage Kelly’s professional career.
Over the last 13 years, they say they helped develop Kelly into a mega superstar. Starstuck claims to have helped Kelly achieve success with her numerous hit albums, multiple Grammy wins and nominations and her role on The Voice and her own talk show.
Starstuck says despite the hard work, Kelly decided to stop paying them money owed. They claim they are trying to recover its commissions on millions of dollars that Kelly already earned, but also the millions of dollars that she continues to earn, which “are owed to Starstuck for its prior hard work and dedication to Clarkson’s career.”
The lawsuit says Kelly agreed to pay the company 15% commission for “gross earning, including future earnings from any projects, engagements or artistic works that began, were ongoing and/or were commercially exploited during Starstuck’s management of the Clarkson defendants.”
Starstruck says everything was going fine until 2020. They claim Kelly was to pay them a total of $3,358,984.15 in estimated commissions but only paid $1.4 million. Starstuck says Kelly will owe them around $5.4 million by the end of 2020. They believe she hasn’t paid them money owed from her talk show and “The Voice.”
They are suing for the millions owed plus unspecified damages. Kelly has yet to respond to the lawsuit. As The Blast previously reported, Kelly is in the middle of a divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock.
As The Blast first reported, Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon on June 4. She is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their kids. Sources close to the couple were shocked by the announcement. The two got hitched in 2013 and share two children together, 5-year-old daughter River Ross and 4-year-old son Remington Alexander.
In the docs, Kelly also request neither party be paid spousal support. She also wants their prenuptial agreement enforced in the divorce. Sources close to the couple tell The Blast the divorce is amicable.
Back in December, the talk show host listed the couple’s 7-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 20,121 sq. ft. Tennessee mansion for $7.5 million. The property has sat on the market for months without any bites. Kelly purchased the home for $2.86 million in 2012.
Kelly recently listed her 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 9,839 sq. ft. mansion in Encino on the market for $9,995,000. She originally bought the pad for $8.5 million in 2018
The home listing describes the property as having, “soaring wood-beamed ceilings and a harmonious indoor/outdoor flow.” The pad comes with a gourmet kitchen, “romantic high-pitched ceilings, a fireplace, private patio, lounge area, and an immense walk-in closet, the master suite is like no other.”