Kelly Clarkson, an American singer, said her estranged husband was defrauded by Brandon Blackstock out of a fortune.
Clarkson has just filed with the California Labor Commission legal documents claiming that her ex, Brandon Blackstock, who was also her personal manager, defrauded her by charging exorbitant fees, and she wants all the “loot back.
Kelly claims, among other things, that Brandon wasn’t legally licensed to act as a talent agent because he never got a license.
For a long time now, Kelly has been one of the top earners in the music business, so the fees she’s paid are massive. For 13 years, she has been with Brandon’s firm, Starstruck Management, and if the commission accumulated over the years is measured, it means it’s a fortune.
“The labor petition conveniently ignores the fact that Kelly had her own licensed marketing firm CAA at all times. While Starstruck Management Group provided talent management services on her behalf, it did so at all times that CAA was her agency of record.”While Starstruck Management Group provided talent management services on her behalf, it did so at all times that CAA was her record agency.
It is unfortunate that Kelly is again seeking to avoid paying commissions due and due to Starstruck in order to try to obtain any perceived profit in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings,”It is unfortunate that Kelly is again attempting to avoid paying commissions that are due and owing to Starstruck to try and achieve some perceived advantage in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings.”
In September, Starstruck Management, Kelly was sued by Brandon’s company, alleging she owed the company $1.4 mil in commissions.
In addition to income, Kelly and Brandon were initially fighting over custody of their children. Brandon wanted their two children to stay at the family’s Montana ranch with him.
Kelly said she didn’t want the children to shuttle between states and L.A. back and forth. It was a home base for the kids.
The judge agreed, and now every other weekend, Brandon will just see the kids.