Kelly Clarkson’s management company, Starstruck Management Group, which is run by which is run by Narvel Blackstock, father of Kelly’s estranged husband Brandon Blackstock, filed a lawsuit against her claiming she owes them commission for this year’s work on “The Voice” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Well, now Kelly is fighting back.
Starstruck has managed Kelly for the past 13 years, although the suit suggests that they don’t have a written management agreement, just a verbal one, which has been in place since 2003. But Kelly is arguing that agreement should be “declared void and unenforceable.”
In new court documents filed last month, Kelly’s lawyers argue that Starstruck Management Group violated the California Labor Code by booking her gigs without obtaining a talent agency license. She says that Narvel and Brandon acted as unlicensed talent agents, and because of this not only does she not owe them money, she believes money she’s already paid them should be returned.
Starstruck says this argument “conveniently ignores the fact that Kelly had her own licensed talent agency [Creative Artists Agency] at all times.” They add, “It is unfortunate that Kelly is again attempting to avoid paying commissions that are due and owing to Starstruck to try and achieve some perceived advantage in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings.”