Randy Travis Lawsuit: Ex-Wife Alleges Breach of Contract
Randy Travis' ex-wife and former manager, Elizabeth Travis, has filed a lawsuit against the country superstar alleging a breach of the couple's post-divorce management contract. According to the Nashville Business Journal, the suit, filed Thursday (April 5), alleges that the singer "intentionally interfered with" the ability of Elizabeth Travis to do her job and undermined the "effectiveness of [his] career in the entertainment industry."
The duo's post-divorce management contract was signed by both parties five months after the couple's 2010 divorce. Documents filed last week in Davidson County Chancery Court also charge that Randy and his attorneys terminated the agreement without written notice.
The lawsuit alleges that the entertainer, who married Elizabeth "Lib" Hatcher in 1991, "had a large truck, an armed guard and several other men" appear at her Music Row office and that the men removed "practically all of the property and business records," from the office, including computers and framed record plaque.
In a statement issued by his publicist, Randy responds: "It is unfortunate that it's come to this. We believe the lawsuit lacks merit and that we have legal defenses to her claims."
Although Elizabeth Travis is seeking a judgment in her favor, the suit does not specify a dollar amount. The couple's professional relationship began more than 30 years ago, while Randy was working as a cook at a nightclub in North Carolina.
Earlier this year, during Super Bowl weekend, Randy was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication in Sanger, Texas. He later issued an apology and said he was "committed to being responsible and accountable."
A Grand Ole Opry member since 1986, Randy is currently commemorating his 25th anniversary in the music business with his anniversary tour.
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