In the latest developments, Clarkson has filed a fraud claim against Blackstock’s management company with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.
Clarkson made the filing in October in which she called her oral agreement with Starstruck Management Group a “fraudulent and subterfuge device.”
She then accused Blackstock and his father, Narvel Blackstock, of being unlicensed talent agents in California.
Narvel was formerly married to Reba McEntire, whom he also managed for a period.
Clarkson’s filing not only attempts to void her agreement with Starstruck and the Blackstocks, but it also seeks the money she paid for their services from 2007–20, arguing that Clarkson paid “unconscionable fees” for “illegal services.”
The petition, which is set to be ruled on in February, could also dismiss a separate lawsuit that Starstruck filed against Clarkson back in September.
That suit alleged Clarkson already owes an additional $1.4 million in commissions from The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Voice along with millions of dollars from future payments.
“Starstruck developed Clarkson into a mega superstar,” that filing claimed.
Meanwhile, Clarkson’s filing argues she should not have to make those payments either.
And by just those numbers, Clarkson could see up to tens of millions of dollars back in her pocket come February, due to her touring and TV success over the past 13 years.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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