Scotty McCreery Sued By Ex-Manager
Scotty McCreery is being sued by a former manager. Music industry veteran Todd Cassetty filed suit against the 'See You Tonight' singer in Davidson Country, Tenn. last week, claiming McCreery hasn't paid him for services rendered.
According to the Nashville Post, Cassetty's newest venture, Cassetty Entertainment, signed McCreery as its first client in October of 2012, right after he fulfilled a contractual obligation from 'Idol' under which he had to work with XIX Entertainment for a set period of time.
The legal complaint alleges that the singer's mother, Judy McCreery, sent Cassetty an email saying that he was "unofficially official" as McCreery's new manager, and he began working with him under the assurance that he would be compensated at the "industry standard" rate of 15-20 percent. The suit further claims that Judy then stepped in and offered him just 2 percent of gross revenue, and that a formal management agreement never materialized after delays on the part of the McCreerys.
They parted ways in April, and Cassetty is seeking a financial judgment including actual, consequential and punitive damages for management services he says he already provided. “Celebrities should be required to pay their bills, just like anyone else,” his lawsuit reads.
McCreery's attorney, Don Passman, declined to comment on the matter, but the singer issued a statement through his representative on Tuesday (July 9), saying, "There is no truth to these allegations. I have offered to pay Todd more than once, but he wanted an unreasonable amount for only five months of work."
He adds, "Anyone who knows me knows how I conduct myself, so I am not worried they will believe any of this. This is just an attempt to embarrass me and my family. The facts will come out when we have our day in court."