Kelly Clarkson’s estranged husband Brandon Blackstock has denied the singer’s claims he defrauded her out of thousands and thousands throughout their marriage.
Clarkson filed papers in October, alleging that Blackstock, who additionally served as her private supervisor all through their marriage, overcharged her for his providers.
Nevertheless, in his response to the submitting in November, obtained by Us Weekly on Tuesday, Blackstock insisted that Clarkson shouldn’t be entitled to any cash that he, his dad Narvel Blackstock or their administration firm, Starstruck Leisure, earned whereas working together with her over the previous 13 years.
Clarkson, 38, had claimed in her authorized paperwork that 44-year-old Blackstock and his father had made an oral settlement together with her in 2007, which allowed Starstruck Leisure to carry out “unlawful providers” as brokers in California – the place they didn’t have a license to take action.
Nevertheless, Blackstock’s attorneys, Bryan J. Freedman and Jesse A. Kaplan, hit again by insisting that Blackstock and his father didn’t carry out their duties in California, that means they aren’t topic to the Expertise Businesses Act, a licensing scheme that regulates expertise brokers.
In addition they argued that the Expertise Businesses Act has a one-year statute of limitations anyway, that means that even when Clarkson might show she was defrauded, she’d solely be capable of declare the commissions that had been paid within the yr earlier than October 2020.
Blackstock has requested that Clarkson’s petition is dismissed, and that she pay his legal professional charges.
Clarkson has but to reply to her ex’s submitting.
Kelly and Brandon break up final June after practically seven years of marriage. They wed in 2013, after initially assembly in 2006 via her supervisor – Narvel Blackstock – and have youngsters River and Remington collectively.