“See You Tonight” singer Scotty McCreery might be seeing the courtroom soon, because his former manager is suing him.
On July 3, music industry veteran Todd Cassetty filed a lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court in Tennessee. According to the Nashville Post, the lawsuit claims that McCreery never compensated Cassetty after he took over managing the American Idol winner’s career. Court documents list Scotty McCreery, his mother Judith McCreery, and Scotty’s production company Blue Crew Productions, Inc. as defendants.
McCreery, in a statement of his own issued yesterday, said there was “no truth to these allegations” and called the lawsuit “just an attempt to embarrass me and my family.”
McCreery signed with Cassetty Entertainment in October 2012 after fulfilling his contractual obligations to American Idol. McCreery even tweeted out the news to his followers last October:
Pumped to have @ToddCassetty as my new manager. We’re gonna be thinking outside the box and taking my career to the next level!
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) October 31, 2012
Cassetty claims, however, that McCreery never provided compensation. “Celebrities should be required to pay their bills, just like anyone else,” his lawsuit reads.
In part of the legal complaint obtained by Nashville Post, it alleges an email sent from McCreery’s mother (Judith) to Cassetty stated that he was McCreery’s “unofficially official” new manager. However, Cassetty claims that a formal agreement never materialized.