Country singer Taylor Swift and her parents have been sued by her former manager over non-payment.
Dan Dymtrow claims he is owed millions in commission for discovering Swift, signing her when she was 14 and playing a major role in her career, before she left him and signed with Big Machine Records in 2005.
The lawsuit claims that the Swifts breached a management contract by only paying him $10,000. His original management deals with the Swifts detailed he would have been paid between 5-10 percent commission (or more).
"They delayed and delayed (the deal) and got rid of my client and subsequently signed the deal and kept his commissions for themselves," digitalspy.co.uk quoted Dymtrow’s attorney Fernando Pinguelo as saying.
Swift’s lawyer Paul LiCalsi said: "For him, to claim that her success and her major contracts were procured by him is ludicrous."
The Swifts claim that Dymtrow never obtained the proper legal approval of his management deal with the popstar, who was a minor then.
LiCalsi said: "Even if there were some merit to his claims, paying him on the contract would defeat the whole purpose of the law in New York, which is to protect minors who sign contracts." (IANS)