NASHVILLE — 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 McCreerys 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 didnt 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.
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