Legal Drama

Steven Tyler Lawyer Sued for Allegedly Botching ‘American Idol’ Deal – Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Intentional Interference with Contract

Almost two weeks ago, we saw Damon Dash sue his lawyer over a deal that didn’t quite workout the way he thought it would. Now, we see Steven Tyler’s current lawyer being sued by his management over an ‘American Idol’ deal gone wrong. The claims are interesting. I am intrigued on how they prove some of these claims, especially given some of the statements Tyler made when he left the show. We will see how this case unfolds.

“Steven Tyler’s former management company sued his current lawyer on Thursday claiming she botched his contract negotiation and cost Tyler a $6 million- $8 million deal to return to American Idol.

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Kovac Media Group claims that West Hollywood entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt was brought in to help the Aerosmith frontman negotiate a new Idol deal at the end of last season, his second on the hit Fox singing competition.

But according to the suit, LaPolt ended up poisoning the negotiation so badly that Idol producers ultimately offered Tyler no raise, which prompted him to exit the program. (He and departing judge Jennifer Lopez were replaced by Mariah Carey, Nicki Manaj and Keith Urban for the upcoming season.) . .”

THR, Esq. has the full story.


Photocredit: Steven Tyler Official FB Fanpage

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