Kelly Clarkson's ex-husband Brandon Blackstock denies ALL claims he owes singer millions during nasty custody battle
KELLY Clarkson's ex Brandon Blackstock has denied defrauding his wife and has challenged her claims of being owed millions over their dramatic divorce scandal.
Newly obtained documents reveal that the agent claims he owes his ex-wife nothing, despite her allegations of fraud.
Brandon, 44, reportedly filed documents with the California Labor Commission in November of 2020, denying Kelly's claims that he charged her outrageous fees under their contract as performer and manager.
Us Weekly uncovered the news that the father of four has denied all of his ex-wife's claims of fraudulent action, and says he never stole millions from her career.
The documents state that the mother of his children is not entitled to any money that he, his father, or their management company produced while managing her professional career over the past 13 years.
In October of last year, Kelly, 38, filed a petition disclosing that she entered a verbal agreement with Brandon and her father-in-law Narvel Blackstock, 64.
The arrangement was made through their Starstruck Entertainment in 2007, that the American Idol winner said was a “fraudulent and subterfuge device” used to perform “illegal services” in the state of California.
The mother of two claimed her ex and his father were performing managerial services in the state despite not having a license to do so.
Kelly clarified that Starstruck violated rulings many times, so therefore any decisions made between the three should be“declared void and unenforceable."
This request includes their verbal agreement that a 15 percent commission of her gross earnings be handed over to the company.
Brandon and his attorney have denied the allegations, countering that they did not violate the Talent Agencies Act because they did not execute any work in California.
The famed song-writer's attorney, Edwin McPherson, asserts that Kelly should be entitled to get back all of her money earned and other “things of value” during the 13-year period.
However, the talent agent's representation, Bryan J. Freedman and Jesse A. Kaplan sent their reply in November, explaining that a one-year statute of limitations in the Talent Act could prevent the performer from getting full reimbursement.
Brandon asked that Clarkson’s petition be dismissed and that she pay his lawyer fees for the hassle.
In June of 2020 the Kelly Clarkson Show host confirmed she would be separating from the talent agent after seven years wedded.
Three months later, Brandon began the legal battle when he claimed that Kelly owed the firm $1.4 million in unpaid commissions.
This claim included her earnings from her talk show and The Voice for the last year, totaling about $5.4 million.
Brandon and Kelly share two children, River, 6, and Remington, 4, and due to their separation, the Because Of You singer was awarded primary custody.
The ex-couple still shares legal custody though, and The Starstruck Entertainment owner also has two kids, Savannah, 18, and Seth, 13, from a previous marriage.
Kelly has been substantially emotional during the divorce process, as she has publicly cried on numerous occasions since the scandal came to light.
Most recently The Voice star broke down over the generosity of a woman who makes pizza for first responders, and also grew teary-eyed over a Samaritan who helps senior citizens keep their homes.
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