June 17, 2006 03:18:51 GMT
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard has been awarded $2 million in his lawsuit against his ex-manager for misappropriating the singer's money and credit cards.
American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard reaps another victory as he's been awarded $2 million in his lawsuit against the ex-manager, Ronald W. Edwards, and Edwards's promotions company, Sez Inc. he claimed misappropriated more than $246,000 from him.
Jefferson County (Ala.) Circuit Judge Scott Vowell has on Thursday June 15, 2006 awarded the 2003 American Idol winner $500,000 for his actual losses and another $1.5 million in punitive damages in his suit, filed last year. According to the ruling, Edwards raided Ruben's checking and other bank accounts, improperly used his credit cards and even spent his money to repay a $10,000 bank loan.