Sabrina Carpenter, a singer and actress best known for her role in the Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, is facing a lawsuit from her previous music managers. The suit against Carpenter, her parents, and her manager claims that Stan Rogow and Elliot Lurie were not paid commissions owed to them after they were fired.
Rogow and Lurie say that they began working with Carpenter after she had signed on with manager Bill Perlman in an effort to increase her representation in the music industry. The music management deal, signed in 2011, would entitle them to half of Perlman’s commissions.
After their hiring, Carpenter began a five-album contract with Hollywood Records and scored the role of Maya on the Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. Rogow claims this happened as a result of his meeting with a network executive. Rogow and Lurie’s attorney Neville Johnson stated in the suit, “Plaintiffs worked tirelessly to promote Sabrina and her music until their service were terminated, without cause.”
The managers claim that due to the terms of their termination and release agreement they are entitled to a percentage of Carpenter’s gross earnings and advances for two of her albums, Eyes Wide Open and Evolution. They were terminated in 2014, and the suit seeks damages and restitution for breach of contract.
Carpenter is currently touring, and will be performing in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday, August 5th.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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