Here’s Why Kelly Clarkson’s Ex-Husband Has Been Ordered To Repay Her Millions Of Dollars Over Business Deals He Made On Her Behalf
2023/12/27

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Kelly Clarkson has won a significant victory in her legal battle against her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock. Let's break down what happened. During their seven-year marriage, Brandon not only was Kelly's husband but also managed her professional career. However, they ended their marriage in June 2020 and finalized their divorce in March of the following year. Beyond the divorce proceedings, Kelly and Brandon have been engaged in a legal dispute regarding his role as her manager. According to People magazine, Kelly accused Brandon of illegally securing contracts for her on shows like The Voice, The Kelly Clarkson Show, as well as deals with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Wayfair, and the Billboard Music Awards. Allegedly, Brandon took fees in exchange for arranging these deals. A recent ruling has determined that Brandon overstepped his role as a manager in four out of the five instances mentioned. The ruling states that only talent agents, not managers, can negotiate and secure contracts on behalf of their clients. This means that Kelly's team at Creative Artists Agency should have handled these deals. Apart from The Kelly Clarkson Show contract, which was found to be legal, legal documents obtained by People reveal that Brandon received a total of $2,641,374 in commission for the four problematic deals. As a result, he now must repay this amount to Kelly. The breakdown includes $1,983,155.70 for The Voice contract, $450,000 for the Wayfair collaboration, $208,125 for the NCL promotional deal, and a meager $93.30 for hosting the Billboard Music Awards. TMZ has reported that Brandon plans to appeal the ruling. This ongoing drama between Kelly and Brandon has been publicized since she filed for divorce in 2020. During an interview, Kelly admitted that she struggled with the divorce emotionally and sought support from friends. She also revealed that she and Brandon attempted couples therapy but ultimately realized their marriage was not salvageable. After their divorce was finalized, Kelly was granted primary physical custody of their two children, River Rose and Remington Alexander. Kelly Clarkson has emerged victorious in her legal battle against her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock. During their marriage, Brandon also served as Kelly's manager. However, a recent ruling found that he had unlawfully secured certain contracts for her. As a result, Brandon must pay back over $2.6 million in commission fees. Despite this win for Kelly, it seems the drama between them is far from over as Brandon plans to appeal the ruling. Throughout this process, Kelly has been open about her emotional journey and the difficulties she faced during their divorce. She has now been granted primary custody of their two children.

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