Scotty McCreery to pay $239,000 to former manager

akenney@newsobserver.comJune 19, 2014 

Scotty McCreery performs at the NC State Fair, Oct. 15, 2012.

SCOTT SHARPE

— Country singer Scotty McCreery is happy to pay a former manager about $239,000 as a lawsuit ends, according to his spokeswoman.

McCreery owes the money to music-industry veteran Todd Cassetty following a jury verdict on Wednesday, The Tennessean reported on Thursday. Cassetty sued last year, contending that he was owed 15 percent of McCreery’s gross revenue, according to The Tennessean.

“I am very pleased with the management fee ruling of only $239,000, which was less than half of the $570,000 Mr. Cassetty requested,” McCreery said in a written statement.

“It was always my intention to pay Mr. Cassetty and indeed had offered to pay him more than once. His request, however, for over half a million dollars was too much for a few months of work.”

McCreery hired Cassetty in 2012, and the two ended their business relationship in 2013, never having finalized a written contract, The Tennessean reported.

An attorney for Cassetty didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. In his statement, McCreery said it had been “difficult to risk” having his reputation challenged, but that the truth had prevailed.

Kenney: 919-829-4870; Twitter: @KenneyNC

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