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Samantha Jade Is Being Sued By Former Managers

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The winner of last year’s The X Factor Samantha Jade is now being sued by a US management company claiming she is still under contract with them.

When performers sign onto reality TV talent shows they must not be under contract with a record company and in some cases not contracted to a management company.

The Sunday Telegraph is saying:

Confidential has obtained documents lodged in a Californian court last week outlining a damages case from Camp West Recorders Inc company presidents John Harris and Ty Knox.

The pair is suing Jade for damages and alleged contract breaches as well as Sony Music, Parade Artists,  Fremantle Media Australia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.

Jade, 26, signed a development deal with Harris and Knox at 15, when she moved to Los Angeles.

The pair claim they spent $2 million developing her as an artist and that Jade is still signed to their management company.

They believe they’re entitled to the benefits of her ongoing success.

She and her current management team will be defending the action.

 

10 comments

1 Georgie { 06.02.13 at 12:58 pm }

Well that was a waste of $2m then, if she had to go on XF!

2 joan { 06.02.13 at 1:00 pm }

Haha when she wa 15 what losers lol They dropped her.

3 joan { 06.02.13 at 1:00 pm }

Do another story on Altiyan way more interesting.

4 daisy { 06.02.13 at 1:05 pm }

Yes , it shows thzt they might not have been earning their commission if she had to go on XF to try to get her carreer moving. But then again I would find her boring under any management.

5 Fiona { 06.03.13 at 11:29 am }

Why was she back working for her family’s business in Perth if they were looking after her so well? Classic opportunism, hope she has a good legal team. When is she bringing out a record by the way, we’ve nearly forgotten about her already.

6 Blake { 06.03.13 at 11:58 am }

Samantha has a new single coming out on the 28th of this month. She posted the cover on her Facebook page this morning.

7 Daisy { 06.03.13 at 12:07 pm }

She’s not my type of music but I wish her luck, especially against the bloodsuckers that have come for their pound of flesh.

8 Blake { 06.04.13 at 4:07 pm }

Just out of curiosity RR, why did you include the part about how singers cannot be signed to a record deal and in sons cases a management deal when they go on reality singing competitions?
We’re you implying that Samantha actually cheated to get on X Dactor? I doubt it would have stated hidden all this time if she had.
We’re you

9 Anonymous { 06.04.13 at 4:12 pm }

I do wish there was an edit function for our comments, my auto-correct made a mess of that last post, ironically.

10 anonymous { 06.04.13 at 4:30 pm }

Some one has to take control of this site – get rid of two of the male commenters would be a start. Guess who they are?