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Karrueche Tran Scores Small Victory Against Ex-Manager In $1.4 Million Legal Battle

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By Ryan Naumann

Karrueche Tran has shut down her ex-manager Jacob York’s attempt to move her lawsuit out of California.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge has ordered Karreuche’s lawsuit against her ex-manager, Jacob York, will remain in California. Her former manager recently demanded the case be moved to Georgia. The actress pleaded for the case not to be moved.

A judge sided with Karreuche finding, “The parties have had significant contacts with the Central District of California. Tran lives and works in Los Angeles County. There is also a clear connection between Defendants’ contacts with California and Plaintiff’s claims against them.”

The actress is off to a good start in her million-dollar battle.

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As The Blast first reported, earlier this year, Karrueche sued her former manager, Yaqwb Muhammed aka Jacob York, and his company Electric Republic. She accused the defendants of refusing to pay her a ton of money owed. She signed with the management company in 2016.

The actress paid her manager 20% commission from all projects and allowed him to collect her money owed from her various projects. In her suit, she claims to have learned Jacob owed her $267,000 for personal appearances. She had a lawyer fire off a demand letter for the money.

She allegedly began looking into her finances and discovered more issues. Karrueche says she discovered her manager failed to accurately report her makeup line income. She reached out to her makeup partner, ColourPop, for accounting. She says the records showed her line made $1,795,026.33 in royalties for Tran, which her managers were to be paid $359,005.27, leaving her with $1,436,021.06.

However, she says Jacob only paid her $276,003.90 from the money. She added, “Electric had only paid Tran $276,003.90 attributable to the Venture, thereby causing Tran to believe that the Venture had only generated approximately $345,004.87 in total revenues. Defendants encouraged this false belief by repeatedly misrepresenting to Tran that the Venture had not been particularly successful, and that her relatively low royalty payments were therefore to be expected. In truth, the Venture had been one of ColourPop’s most successful cosmetic lines to date.”

Jacob fired back denying wrongdoing and portraying his former client as ungrateful. He said he used his money to launch her career and to fund her “lavish lifestyle.” He asked the court to move the lawsuit from California to Georgia. He argued the majority of witnesses involved are located in Georgia.

A judge has shut down his motion.

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