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Kelly Clarkson Sued By Father-In-Law’s Management Firm Over $1 Million Unpaid Commissions

KEY POINTS

  • Kelly Clarkson is facing a lawsuit from her  father-in-law’s management firm over alleged unpaid commissions worth over $1 million
  • Clarkson and Starstruck Management Group have a verbal agreement that she will pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings
  • The firm claims Clarkson still owes it $1.4 million and at least $5.4 million by the end of the year

Kelly Clarkson is facing legal charges after her father-in-law Narvel Blackstock’s management company sued her for unpaid commissions worth over $1 million

Starstruck Management Group filed a lawsuit against Clarkson on Tuesday and Page Six was able to confirm it through Los Angeles County Superior Court records. The company, which is run by her father-in-law Narvel Blackstock, claimed that she owed them $1.4 million in commissions for her work on “The Voice” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

“Over the course of approximately 13 years, Starstruck developed Clarkson into a

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Kelly Clarkson’s management sues star over unpaid commissions: report

Kelly Clarkson is facing a lawsuit.

The “Since U Been Gone” singer’s management company, Starstruck Management Group, is suing the 38-year-old singer for $1.4 million in unpaid commissions, according to Variety.

Clarkson recently filed for divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock, son of Narvel Blackstock, who runs Starstruck.

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The outlet reports that a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday claims Clarkson has not paid this year’s full commission for her work on “The Voice” and her hit talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

Kelly Clarkson is reportedly being sued by Starstruck Management Group. (Getty Images)

The company has earned a 15% commission

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Kelly Clarkson sued by management firm for unpaid commissions

Kelly Clarkson’s longtime management company filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming it’s owed $1.4 million (approx. $1.9 million) in unpaid commissions.

Starstruck Management Group, run by Narvel Blackstock, filed the claim in Los Angeles Superior Court. Clarkson married Blackstock’s son, Brandon Blackstock, in 2013, and filed for divorce earlier this year. The couple have two children together.

Starstruck Management is owned by Narvel Blackstock, father of Clarkson’s ex-husband.

According to the complaint, Clarkson has not paid the full commission this year for her work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show, her syndicated talk show.

Kelly Clarkson addressed her pending divorce on the show
Kelly Clarkson addressed her pending divorce on the show. (NBCUniversal)

The company has represented Clarkson for the last 13 years and was paid a 15% commission on her gross earnings. The suit states that Clarkson has paid the firm $1.9 million this year, but owes another US$1.4 million (approx. $1.9 million).

The suit

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Kelly Clarkson sued by her management firm for alleged unpaid commissions

Kelly Clarkson is being sued by her management company — which is run by her estranged husband’s dad — for allegedly stiffing them out of more than $1 million in commissions.

Starstruck Management Group filed a lawsuit against Clarkson, 38, on Tuesday, Page Six confirmed through Los Angeles County Superior Court records.

The company claims it is owed $1.4 million in unpaid commissions for her work on “The Voice” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” according to the suit, obtained by Variety.

The company is run by Narvel Blackstock. The “Miss Independent” singer filed for divorce from his son Brandon in June 2020.

The “Stronger” singer worked with the company for the past 13 years and paid them 15 percent on her gross earnings, according to Variety. While she paid them $1.9 million so far this year, she still has an unpaid balance, the suit claims.

The suit also alleges that

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Kelly Clarkson Sued By Management Company Alleging Breach of Contract, $5.4M in Unpaid Commissions

Starstruck Management Group is owned by Narvel Blackstock, father of Clarkson’s soon-to-be-ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.

Kelly Clarkson’s ex-father-in-law’s management company is suing the American Idol singer for allegedly breaking an oral agreement and is seeking to recoup commissions on “millions of dollars” worth of deals.

Narvel Blackstock, owner of Starstruck Management Group LLC, is suing Clarkson, 38, and her Face Face production company, according to the eight-page lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Clarkson and Starstruck appeared to have a working relationship until this year, when the company accrued $3.3 million in estimated commissions, of which Clarkson has allegedly paid just $1.9 million. Starstruck claims that Clarkson still owes the company at least $5.4 million in commissions.

The lawsuit comes three months after Clarkson filed for divorce from Narvel’s son Brandon Blackstock. The couple married in 2013 and have two children.

According to the court filing, Narvel began

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Kelly Clarkson Sued by Manager for Unpaid Commissions

Kelly Clarkson’s longtime management company filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming it’s owed $1.4 million in unpaid commissions.

Starstruck Management Group, run by Narvel Blackstock, filed the claim in Los Angeles Superior Court. Clarkson married Blackstock’s son, Brandon Blackstock, in 2013, and filed for divorce earlier this year. The couple has two children together.

According to the complaint, Clarkson has not paid the full commission this year for her work on “The Voice” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” her syndicated talk show.

The company has represented Clarkson for the last 13 years, and was paid a 15% commission on her gross earnings. The suit states that Clarkson has paid the firm $1.9 million this year, but owes another $1.4 million.

The suit also claims that Clarkson will owe at least $5.4 million by the end of the year.

It does not appear that Clarkson and Starstruck have a written management

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Apple Suspends Commissions for Apps Offering Paid Online Events Due to Coronavirus

Apple doesn’t normally allow app developers to process payments for in-app purchases themselves or use third-party services.



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Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

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said it is giving some businesses a reprieve from paying a 30% commission on paid events and experiences through mobile apps, a move that comes as the App Store owner faces scrutiny from software developers and regulators over how its digital marketplace operates.

The announcement Friday follows

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confirming that Apple approved its request to exempt businesses hosting live online events through its app from being required to pay a cut of sales to Apple.

Apple’s exemption, which will last until the end of the year, is significant because it doesn’t normally allow app developers to process payments for in-app purchases themselves or use third-party services, saying those alternative platforms could pose security risks.

The

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