Scotty McCreery’s court battle with his former manager has come to a close.
On Wednesday (June 18), a jury verdict said the country singer and former American Idol winner is to pay his former manager Todd Cassetty $239,329.
Last July, Cassetty sued McCreery for back pay. He said he was owed 15 percent of McCreery’s gross revenue for his five months as manager. Court documents listed Scotty McCreery, his mother Judith McCreery and Scotty’s production company Blue Crew Productions, Inc. as defendants.
Throughout the trial, it was revealed that both parties never finalized a written agreement for their business relationship. When they parted ways last April, Cassetty argued that he was never compensated. Information including email exchanges were presented where McCreery said, “I will make sure you get a large 15% touring check … this month.” At the end of the relationship, that 15 percent promise became 2 percent instead, according to Cassetty.
The lawsuit against McCreery was originally filed for $570,000. The country singer previously asserted that there was no truth to Cassetty’s suit in a press statement.