Taylor Swift Sued by Ex-Manager for Allegedly Owing Him Millions of Dollars

October 09, 2010 03:43:54 GMT

The ex-manager, named Dan Dymtrow, alleged the singer and her parents of owing him millions of dollars in commissions as he played a key role in building the singer's career before he was fired.

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Country music star Taylor Swift faces a lawsuit for allegedly owing her ex-manager millions of dollars in commissions. The ex-manager, named Dan Dymtrow, claimed he was promised 5% - 10% commission (or more) from Swift's music career as he played a key role in building the singer's career before he was dumped, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dymtrow stated that he discovered Swift and later signed her in April 2004 when she was 14. However, after developing Swift and introducing her to industry heavyweights like Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta, he was fired by the family just before the "Valentine's Day" actress signed with the label.

Moreover, Dymtrow alleged that he was fired because the Swifts avoided to pay him. Dymtrow's attorney, Fernando Pinguelo, said, "They delayed and delayed [the deal] and got rid of my client and subsequently signed the deal and kept his commissions for themselves." The site reported that Dymtrow has filed the suit since 2007. In March, U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan threw out all of Dymtrow's claims against the Swifts and Big Machine, except for one unjust-enrichment claim.

The Swifts, in the meantime, have responded to Dymtrow's suit. Swift's lawyer, Paul LiCalsi of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, said, "For him to claim that her success and her major contracts were procured by him is ludicrous. And even if there were some merit to his claims, paying him on the contract would defeat the whole purpose of the law in New York, which is to protect minors who sign contracts."

On the defense, Pinguelo retorted, "What the Swifts fail to realize is that the law also protects managers like Dan Dymtrow against minors and parents who take full advantage of his services without paying him what is owed."

The two sides were said submitting a joint letter to the court seeking documents they hope will prove their cases on Wednesday, October 6. In the letter, Pinguelo insisted that Dymtrow was a victim of a conspiracy between Scott Swift and Borchetta to dump him. However, a trial date has not been set.


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posted by NONEYA on Oct 10, 2010
posted by mike on Oct 09, 2010
Go Taylor! what a liar this guy is. Take him to court! Do you think he could find a jury that would belive him? lol He made you a star at 14 lol - what a idiot!
posted by Gary alan on Oct 09, 2010
Dan Dymtrow is a scum bag that did nothing for her. Nothing! Taylor was 14 and she fired him when she was 15, Taylor owes him nothing!!
posted by jackolattern on Oct 09, 2010
A minor - a 14 year old can change or stop a contract if there was one at any time for any reason because she is a minor. That is the law!
posted by Wittgenstein on Oct 09, 2010
There could be merit in this case/ Not that it matters really. But if she did sign a contract with him and it can be proven then he is entitled to what is his.
posted by S & L on Oct 09, 2010
Tay we got your back! He just wants pity but shame on him for thinkn you owe him! No matter what we owe you for being the most beautiful gifted down to earth inspiring fearless famous normal girl in the WORLD! But it's never to late to be a innocense......Dymtrow(:
posted by jen on Oct 09, 2010
this guy claims that taylor owes her career to him? how about NO! this is ridiculous. when other 6 claims was turned down it means there's no evidence idiot!. he just wants money from her which is pathetic. he will not win this one. sorry dude! move on!
posted by Peyton on Oct 09, 2010
He is an asshole and a loser dat why he was fired.Taylor Swift ur fans got ur back
posted by TYT. on Oct 09, 2010
You can do it Taylor! The guy is useless. You are FEARLESS :)

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