Kelly Clarkson sued by her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock's father's company for $1.4 million as messy divorce continues

KELLY Clarkson has been sued by her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock's father's company for $1.4 million as her messy divorce continues.

The singer filed for divorce from her husband in June.

Despite trying to keep their divorce as amicable as possible, Kelly, 38, is being sued by Starstruck Management Group, a management company run by Narvel Blackstock, Brandon's father.

According to Variety, the company that has managed her career for the last 13 years filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming it's owed $1.4 million in unpaid commissions.

The complaint claimed that the American Idol winner has not paid the full commission this year for her work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Starstruck Management Group further claimed that Kelly has paid the firm $1.9 million this year, but owes another $1.4 million. It also states that she will owe at least $5.4 million by the end of the year.

Variety further details that the terms of the deals were verbally negotiated by Kelly's lawyer ad business manager back in 2007 and that she confirmed them on the phone. However, there is no written agreement.

The complaint obtained by Variety claimed: "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 suit alleged a breach of oral contract and seeks declaratory relief and an accounting.


This lawsuit comes just months after Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon, citing irreconcilable differences.

The Sun previously confirmed that the courts had approved a privately compensated judge, Judge Scott M. Gordon, for Kelly and Brandon's divorce proceedings until December 2021.

The Blast reported that the estranged couple's request reflects they both want to keep the court proceedings private and out of the public eye.

Kelly also asked for joint physical and legal custody of their children, River Rose,5, and Remington Alexander,4.

Brandon appeared to agree with her request.

Why did Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock divorce?

Singer, songwriter and television star Kelly Clarkson is divorcing husband Brandon Blackstock after seven years as a married couple.

Kelly filed for divorce in Los Angeles on June 4, 2020, citing "irreconcilable differences".

Clarkson met her music manager and soon-to-be-ex backstage at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006.

The pair got engaged in December 2012 and married a year later at a luxury estate in Tennessee.

The Breakaway singer also asked the court to enforce their prenup, with court papers showing she denied a spousal support request.

Brandon responded without selecting to end support and he instead checked "other" and listed "reserved."

Prior to the news of their split, Kelly and Brandon reportedly had issues for a while and "clashed on so many levels" after moving to Hollywood from Tennessee so she was able to film The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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