A company run by Kelly Clarkson’s ex-father-in-law Narvel Blackstock is suing her over unpaid commission amounting to $1.4 million.

Kelly sued for failing to pay Starstruck $1.4 million

Starstruck Management Group, which is run by Kelly’s estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock’s father, is suing her for alleged breach of contract, and the company is seeking an accounting and declaratory relief. In the past 13 years, the company represented Kelly and received 15% payment on her earnings. According to the suit, Kelly has already paid the company $1.9 million this year, but the singer still owes $1.4 million, and going by estimated commissions, she will owe up to $5.4 million at the end of this year.

The suit indicates that Kelly is yet to pay total commission for work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show. The singer started working with the firm five years after she won American Idol. The claim indicates that she breached a verbal contract with the firm that her attorney and business manager negotiated 13 years ago. The complaint states that over the last 13 years, the company has developed Kelly into a big star as StarStruck was vital in helping her attain success in terms of several GRAMMY nominations and awards and hit albums as well as a role in TV shows such as The Voice.

Kelly filed for divorce in June

The lawsuit says that terms of their contract between the “Since u Been Gone” singer and the company were verbally agreed, but she has now decided not to pay the company what she owes it contractually. According to the suit documents, Kelly, who recently separated from her husband after almost seven years, had spoken to Narvel to confirm their management agreement.

Kelly and Brandon, who have two children, River, 6, and Remington, 4, called it quits in June after they clashed in so many ways during quarantine due to the pandemic to the point of no return. As a result, Kelly filed for divorce, surprising many who thought they had a perfect marriage.


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