Kelly Clarkson slams ex father-in-law Narvel Blackstock's lawsuit and insists he 'acted as an unlicensed talent agent'
KELLY Clarkson slammed her ex father-in-law Narvel Blackstock's company's $1.4M lawsuit and insisted he "acted as an unlicensed talent agent."
The hitmaker recently filed for divorce from her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock.
According to a labor petition filed last month and obtained by People, the 38-year-old claimed that Starstruck Management Group violated the California Labor Code for "procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements" for her without first obtaining a talent agency license.
That said, Kelly believes that any and all agreements — including their reported verbal contract in which she agreed to pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings — be "declared void and unenforceable."
In the petition, Kelly explained that the talent agency evaded "the licensing requirements" set forth by the Talent Agencies Act by listing their alleged violations.
This allegedly includes a failure to submit a written application for a license, to write a formal talent agency agreement with her, as well as they demanded "unconscionable fees and compensation" from her for "illegal services," gave her false information in regards to their engagements, among other things.
The American Idol alum also claimed that both Brandon and his dad, 64, acted as "unlicensed talent agents," which is why she believes she does not have to pay Starstruck the commission they're seeking and that any money she previously paid to them should be returned.
This comes after Narvel's company sued Kelly for $1.4m as they claimed she had not yet paid the full commission this year for her work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The chaos also comes as Kelly deals with her divorce, which she filed months ago due to "irreconcilable differences."
Kelly also asked for joint physical and legal custody of their children, daughter River Rose, five, and son Remington Alexander, four.
Brandon, 43, has two kids from a previous marriage.
The Sun exclusively revealed that the TV personality filed to replace her initial attorney, Terry Ross, with Laura Wasser.
The divorce lawyer has been dubbed the “Disso Queen,” as her A-list clients include Angelina Jolie, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Britney Spears, Ryan Reynolds, Gwen Stefani and others.
Kelly previously spoke about her divorce fallout, telling Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY: "I mean, it's no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster … personally, it's been a little hard the last couple months.
"I've been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don't know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved."
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