Kelly Clarkson’s estranged partner Brandon Blackstock is defending himself right after his ex claimed he and his father Narvel Blackstock had defrauded her out of tens of millions.

The expertise agent, 44, responded to the singer’s statements in docs submitted with the California Labor Fee very last November, a thirty day period after Kelly produced her first arguments to the fee.

Blackstock completely denied Clarkson’s accusations that he and his father has ripped off the artist by tacking exorbitant costs onto his organization Starstruck Entertainment’s costs in files obtained by Us Weekly.

His aspect: Kelly Clarkson’s estranged partner Brandon Blackstock is denying accusations he defrauded the star while performing as her agent in the course of their relationship. Pictured 2020 previously mentioned

But Brandon’s attorneys Bryan J. Freedman and Jesse A. Kaplan argued that they are not matter to California’s Expertise Agencies Act simply because they did not perform their perform in the Golden State. 

Kelly’s lawyer Edwin McPherson believes that the American Idol alum is entitled to all of the money as very well as other ‘things of value’ that Brandon was paid although performing as her agent. 

The Blackstocks’ lawful representation further claimed any alleged violations that there is a 1-yr statute of restrictions in the Talent Companies Act, meaning even if Clarkson could establish her accusations it is doable for his attorneys to argue she can only claim commissions paid inside of the year prior to her Oct 2020 filing.

Blackstock is asking for Clarkson’s petition to be dismissed and for her to pay his lawful service fees.

Clarkson and Blackson’s authorized struggle commenced when father-in-regulation Narvel Blackstock filed a lawsuit towards her very last October with allegations she however owed them $1.5 million in commissions, on top rated of a different $4 million she was set to pay out them as a result of her judging function on The Voice. 

Different rule book: Blackstock and father Narvel's lawyers say they are not subject to California's Talent Agencies Act and that if they were a one-year statue of limitations would curb how much restitution Kelly could recoup. Above Narval, Kelly, and Brandon are seen with the elder Blackstock's ex-wife Reba McEntire

Various rule book: Blackstock and father Narvel’s attorneys say they are not subject matter to California’s Talent Companies Act and that if they were a a single-year statue of limitations would curb how substantially restitution Kelly could recoup. Over Narval, Kelly, and Brandon are noticed with the elder Blackstock’s ex-wife Reba McEntire

Tit for tat: Clarkson and Blackson's legal battle began when father-in-law Narvel Blackstock filed a lawsuit against her last October with allegations she still owed them $1.5 million in commissions, on top of another $4 million she was set to pay them as a result of her judging role on The Voice

Tit for tat: Clarkson and Blackson’s lawful fight began when father-in-legislation Narvel Blackstock submitted a lawsuit from her last October with allegations she nonetheless owed them $1.5 million in commissions, on top rated of a different $4 million she was set to pay out them as a end result of her judging part on The Voice

Kelly then countersued, asking the arrangement to be voided, a refund for all previous payments manufactured by Clarkson, and a cease to any more payments to the company.

‘Based on the wrongful functions and carry out of [Starstruck Management and the Blackstocks] … all agreements amongst the get-togethers, should really be declared void and unenforceable, no monies ought to be compensated by Petitioners to Respondents, and all monies earlier paid by Petitioners to Respondents should be disgorged from Respondents, forthwith,’ the petition reads. 

Clarkson’s petition promises Starstruck demanded ‘unconscionable charges and payment… for illegal services’, acted ‘in conflict of curiosity with the finest curiosity of Petitioners’, and gave ‘false information’.

The petition also alleges Starstruck manufactured ‘false representations to and/or concealing materials data from [Clarkson] concerning specific matters relating to [Starstruck’s] engagement’, which was ‘in violation of Portion 1700.32 of the California Labor Code.’

Clarkson also alleges the organization failed the get her written approval to act as her agent. 

Bryan Freedman, a lawyer for Starstruck, advised TMZ of the filing: ‘The labor petition conveniently ignores the fact that Kelly had her very own accredited expertise agency CAA at all periods. Even though Starstruck Administration Group provided talent management products and services on her behalf, it did so at all occasions that CAA was her company of file.’

Family ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with her ex

Family members ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with her ex 

‘It is unlucky that Kelly is all over again making an attempt to stay away from having to pay commissions that are due and owing to Starstruck to try out and attain some perceived advantage in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings.’  

The legal battle is just the most current improvement amid Kelly’s ongoing divorce from Brandon.

After seven many years of relationship and two kids collectively, the pair separated in summer of 2020.

Kelly married Brandon at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee in 2013, and collectively they welcomed daughter River Rose, six, and son Remington Alexander, four.

Kelly has since been awarded most important bodily custody of their two youngsters.

The judge’s ruling on custody prompted Blackstock to file further legal documents Monday trying to find $436,000-a-thirty day period in assistance payments from Clarkson.

He is asking for $301,000 in spousal aid and $135,000 in baby assistance, according to TMZ.

He also requested that his quickly-to-be ex-wife include $2 million in lawful expenses.  

Happier times: Clarkson with Brandon, their two children, and his children from a previous marriage

Happier moments: Clarkson with Brandon, their two children, and his kids from a former marriage