Céline Dion Ordered To Pay Millions To Ex Agent
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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