‘American Idol’ Producers Slap Phillip Phillips With Lawsuit

Phillip Phillips in Concert at Mix 106's Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd - July 18, 2014

American Idol might be over but all those contracts are still alive and well and it seems like season….winner Phillip Phillips was not keen on his contract and wanted out (in January 2015 )—he claims 19 Entertainment forced him to take jobs he didn’t want to do and they claim he owes them $1 million of their money and are suing for “at least $5 million for repudiating and breaching various agreements.” So they want $6 million from the singer. Ouch!

19 Entertainment says, “Phillips has refused and insists that he will continue to refuse to perform pursuant to the Agreements, thereby causing Plaintiffs additional damages. The amount of the additional damages from these continuing breaches is not presently calculable with precision but will be presented at the time of trial and will exceed $5,000,000.”

Phillip‘s lawyer released a statement: “19′s new complaint is a blatant attempt to evade California’s jurisdiction and thwart its fundamental public policies crafted to protect artists. 19 cannot murder its parents, then seek mercy as an orphan.”

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