“See You Tonight” singer Scotty McCreery might be seeing the courtroom since his former manager is suing him.
In the lawsuit filed by music industry veteran Todd Cassetty last week in Davidson County, Tenn., he claims Scotty signed with his company Cassetty Entertainment in October 2012 after fulfilling his contractual obligations to American Idol, but never provided them with compensation.
In part of the legal complaint obtained by Nashville Post, it alleges an email was sent from Scotty’s mother Judy McCreery to Todd Cassetty and it stated that he was Scotty’s “unofficially official” new manager.
However, a formal agreement never materialized, but that didn’t stop Cassetty Entertainment from working with Scotty. Todd Cassetty maintains he was under the impression he would be compensated at a standard music industry rate of 15-20% and that Scotty personally told him he would receive 15% gross revenue. Judy McCreery, however, stepped in and said she would pay him only 2% gross revenue.
Cassetty Entertainment claims they received no compensation and in April of this year, they parted ways.
“Celebrities should be required to pay their bills, just like anyone else,” his lawsuit reads.
Today, Scotty McCreery addressed these accusations in a statement provided to Nashville Post:
“There is no truth to these allegations. I have offered to pay Todd more than once, but he wanted an unreasonable amount for only five months of work.,” said Scotty. “Anyone who knows me knows how I conduct myself, so I am not worried they will believe any of this. This is just an attempt to embarrass me and my family. The facts will come out when we have our day in court.”
-Ashley Quadros, KNCI/Sacramento