Taylor Swift sued by former manager over commissions

Taylor Swift‘s former manager, Dan Dymtrow, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the country superstar, claiming Swift owes millions in commissions stemming from a contract she signed with him in 2004, when she was 14. The Hollywood Reporter says that Dymtrow, who has also worked with Britney Spears, was fired by Swift’s father Scott in July 2005, after which Swift signed with her current label, Big Machine. Dymtrow says he was pushed out because Swift’s family wanted to avoid paying his commission after he helped launch her career.

As evidence that Swift and Big Machine conspired to fire Dymtrow, Dymtrow’s lawyer produced an email written by Scott Swift to Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta that allegedly read, “Enough with the Dymtrow. You asked me to break both his legs, wrap him in chains and throw him in the lake. I did.” Swift’s lawyer Paul LiCalsi responded to Dmytrow’s lawsuit by saying “For him to claim that her success and her major contracts were procured by him is ludicrous.” The lawsuit has been quietly simmering since 2007. In March, a judge threw out all but one of Dymtrow’s claims against Swift.

Courtesy of RollingStone.com.


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