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I'm a firm believer that you're not truly famous until someone else in the entertainment industry sues you. And that, boys and girls, is probably why I choose to live in the shadows like some gossiping superhero.
Scotty McCreery can now officially call himself a star because the boy's been sued.
Back in October of 2012, producer (IMDB) Todd Cassetty started a management company with Scotty McCreery as his first client. Unfortunately, Cassetty now claims that Scotty never fulfilled his end of the bargain by actually signing the necessary paperwork and the deal went bust in April of this year.
Now Cassetty's company, Cassetty Entertainment, has filed suit against Scotty, claiming that Scotty refuses to pay the company for services rendered.
“Celebrities should be required to pay their bills, just like anyone else,” the lawsuit, which was filed last week in Davidson County Chancery Court last week, starts out.
According to the suit, after Scotty made promises to sign with his company he never did and Cassetty was strung along for months. Cassetty also claims that Scotty offered him a 15% cut of what he made, but Judy, the American Idol champ's mom, stepped in and decreased the offer to a measly 2%.
Cassetty is seeking a monetary judgment for "actual, consequential and punitive damages."
So far, Scotty's people haven't commented on the case. MJ's Big Blog has a good rundown of the history between Scotty and Cassetty in case you'd like to dive a little deeper down the rabbit hole. You can check that out here.
UPDATE: I've just received a statement from Scotty. It says:
There is no truth to these allegations. I have offered to pay Todd more than once, but he wanted an unreasonable amount for only five months of work. Anyone who knows me knows how I conduct myself, so I am not worried they will believe any of this. This is just an attempt to embarrass me and my family. The facts will come out when we have our day in court.
More info to come as I get it.
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