Kelly, who is known for her hit song “Stronger,” is embroiled in a legal battle with her ex-father-in-law.
According to the reports, Kelly Clarkson, and her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock’s father, Narvel Blackstock, have both presented new evidence for the lawsuit filed against Narvel by Kelly. The presentation of this new evidence was made in court before the California Labor Commission by lawyers representing both Kelly and Narvel and Brandon.
Kelly Clarkson Is Fighting A Messy Lawsuit
During the evidentiary hearing with the California Labour Commission, Sides supported their case with testimony and documents, but the commission has not yet made a decision about the dispute.
For more than 13 years, Kelly was under the management of Narvel’s company, Starstruck Management Group.
In 2012, Kelly started dating Narvel‘s son, Brandon, and they got married in October 2013. Together, they have an eight-year-old daughter named River Rose and a two-year-old son named Remington.
However, Kelly filed for divorce in 2020, and she has been very vocal about how the split has torn her apart and how her children have heartbreakingly reacted to the divorce.
Narvel and his company filed a lawsuit against Kelly shortly after she filed for divorce. The Starstruck Management Company alleged that the singer owed them a whopping $1.4 million, along with an estimated future commission of $5.4 million.
According to the lawsuit, the company played a pivotal role in shaping Kelly’s career into that of a megastar over a period of approximately thirteen years.
The suit stated that Starstruck played a vital role in helping Clarkson achieve success through numerous hit albums, multiple Grammy wins and nominations, her role on popular television shows like The Voice, and her own talk show. It was further added that Kelly is currently serving as a coach in season 23. Despite Starstruck‘s hard work and dedication, Clarkson has decided to stop paying what is contractually owed to them.
In the lawsuit, Starstruck seeks to recover its commissions on millions of dollars that Clarkson has already earned, as well as the millions of dollars that she will continue to earn, owed to Starstruck for its prior hard work and dedication to Clarkson‘s career.
Kelly responded to the lawsuit with legal action of her own, claiming that Starstruck violated California Labor Code by procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements without a license to do so. She also asked that her agreement with the company be declared void and unenforceable. Her lawsuit asserts that she does not owe the company anything and that they should be paying back the millions of dollars she gave them over the years.
The divorce between Kelly and Brandon was finished by the March of 2022. The singer was given primary custody of their children but was also forced to pay her ex-husband spousal maintenance of $115,000 per month and child support of $46,000 per month.