Céline Dion Ordered To Pay Millions To Ex Agent

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Céline Dion has been ordered by the California Labor Commission to continue paying millions of dollars to the agent who negotiated her most recent touring contract.

A lawyer for the Canadian singer said they will appeal the ruling by commission lawyer David Gurley.

“I feel betrayed,” Dion said, in a statement to Billboard.

At a hearing, Dion argued she never agreed to pay Rob Prinz of ICM Partners for 10 years for doing “a few months’ work.” In her statement to Billboard, she said: “I’m not saying that Mr. Prinz did not do anything, but he’s taking much more credit for my career than he deserves.”

Prinz filed a complaint with the California Labor Commission after Dion fired him and stopped paying his commission. He argued there was an agreement for him to earn 1.5 percent commission (about $7,500)  for Céline residency shows in Las Vegas and 3 percent (at least $32,250) for Dion’s Courage World Tour shows.

Gurley said he found some of Dion’s testimony “not credible” and ruled that Prinz had a binding agreement with the superstar singer.

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