Networks Were Back In Court Fighting Over Mel B – Still No Resolution
There is still no resolution to the Mel B contract fight between NINE and SEVEN. Network Seven where she worked on The X Factor has received an injunction from the Supreme Court saying she cannot work for another station before January 2014. They were back in court again.
Previously SEVEN had argued the reason they released Mel B from her contract this year was because she told them Eddie Murphy, the father of her second child, wanted to spend more times with the kid and it was too hard with them living in Australia. This is kind of ironic as he in the past he had denied he was even the father of the baby. So it appears SEVEN were a tad surprised when it was announced she was going to be a judge on NINE’s Australia’s Got Talent.
The SMH is reporting today in court was more about lawyers arguing on all sides about keeping her salary a secret, on the basis that it is a “trade secret” and if revealed it may be detrimental for her negotiating contracts in the future.
The court case was adjourned until April 3 until her husband and manager Stephen Belafonte fronts the court.
If SEVEN get their way, it will mean Australia’s Got Talent loses its fourth judge, leaving a panel consisting of Kyle Sandilands, Timomatic and Dawn French with not that much time to find a replacement.