January 13, 2007 03:31:57 GMT
Toni Braxton sued her former personal manager, saying he owes her at least $10 million for dirty dealing that caused her to abandon a long relationship with Arista Records for the manager's own record
Toni Braxton is making headlines. The singer has filed a lawsuit against her former personal manager, Barry Hankerson, claiming he owes her at least $10 million for dirty dealing that caused her to abandon a long relationship with Arista Records for the manager's own record label.
In the lawsuit, filed Friday January 12th in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Braxton accuses Hankerson of putting his financial interests ahead of Braxton's and inducing the singer to leave a lucrative deal with Arista through fraud, deception and double-dealing.
"Hankerson actively sought to destroy Braxton's relationship with Arista through underhanded 'double-talk,' telling Braxton that Arista was not interested in working with her anymore, while telling Arista that Braxton no longer wanted to record for Arista,'' the lawsuit said.