She called their relationship a "fraudulent and subterfuge device."

By Christopher Luu
Dec 10, 2020 @ 8:32 pm
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Kelly Clarkson's business relationship with Brandon Blackstock is getting very, very complicated. In new documents filed in Los Angeles, Clarkson described her partnership with her management company, Starstruck, as a "fraudulent and subterfuge device" for "illegal services." She points out two specific members of Starstruck: Blackstock and his father, Narvel. 

Clarkson's filing is in response to the Blackstock's lawsuit, which claims that Clarkson owes them more than $1.4 million and continued payments from her job as a coach on The Voice. Clarkson claims that Starstruck was not licensed in California and that the Blackstocks hid that from her as they continued "demanding unconscionable fees ... acting in conflict of interest" with her and "giving false information and/or making false representations."

California's Talent Agencies Act requires that agents be licensed and bonded. Clarkson claims that Starstruck "neither obtained the bond nor her written approval to act as her agent," according to Page Six.

Clarkson and her attorney, Edwin McPherson, allege that "based on the wrongful acts and conduct of [Starstruck Management and the Blackstocks] … all agreements between the parties, should be declared void and unenforceable." 

Clarkson's latest filing is seeking to cease all payments to Starstruck and have her previous payments refunded to her.

"Based on the wrongful acts and conduct of [Starstruck Management and the Blackstocks]," the documents read, "all agreements between the parties, should be declared void and unenforceable."

These legal proceedings are separate from Clarkson and Blackstock’s divorce. Clarkson was recently granted full custody of her children and Blackstock is requesting over $5 million a year for both child and spousal support.