Blackstock Hits Back at Clarkson’s Lawsuit After $2.6M Ruling

Blackstock Hits Back at Clarkson's Lawsuit After $2.6M Ruling

In the latest twist of a long legal battle, Brandon Blackstock has fired back at his ex-wife, Kelly Clarkson, following a recent lawsuit filed by the singer.

After a judge ordered Blackstock to pay Clarkson $2.6 million in their ongoing dispute, Kelly argued that he owed her more than the $2.6 million a California labor commissioner decided was due.

She accuses him of functioning as an “unlicensed talent agency” since 2007, the year she verbally agreed to work with his family’s company, Starstruck Entertainment.

Blackstock and his attorney said that according to the documents, the lawsuit is out of proper jurisdiction to file a separate lawsuit as Kelly failed to “file a notice of appeal within 10 days” from when the decision was made to pay $2.6 Million.

The documents claim that any “alleged illegal procurement” from acting as the TV personality’s “unlicensed talent agency” has either been partially or fully compensated to both Clarkson and Blackstock’s community estate.

Additionally, the documents state that Clarkson’s “complaint fails to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action against Starstruck,” arguing that it is “barred for failure.”

In March, Clarkson sued her ex-husband because a commissioner said he broke the rules by helping her get jobs when he wasn’t a licensed agent.

Blackstock Hit Back at Clarkson's Lawsuit After $2.6M Ruling
Blackstock Hit Back at Clarkson’s Lawsuit After $2.6M Ruling

The commissioner pointed out that Blackstock shouldn’t have been involved in her deals with the Billboard Music Awards, Wayfair, “The Voice,” and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

“Based on the wrongful acts and conduct of Starstruck … all agreements between the parties, should be declared void and unenforceable … and all monies previously paid by cross-complainants to Starstruck should be disgorged from Starstruck, forthwith,” Clarkson’s lawsuit read.

The “Since You’ve Been Gone” hitmaker argued she should be reimbursed for “commissions, fees, profits, advances, producing fees or other monies.”

At the time of Clarkson’s filing, Blackstock’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, fired back at her in a statement shared with Rolling Stone.

“It is morally, ethically, and legally wrong to attempt to get money back from your ex-husband, who not only helped her as her manager but also used those earnings on their children and Kelly and Brandon’s lifestyle during the marriage,” he wrote.

Since 2020, Blackstock and Clarkson have been arguing over her money. Starstruck sued her for $1.4 million, saying she didn’t pay them for helping her on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “The Voice.” They claimed they worked hard to make her a big star.

Clarkson’s divorce was finalized in 2022. She was told to pay her ex $1.3 million once, $45,601 every month for child support, and $150,000 every month for spousal support.

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