R. Kelly is being sued by his former manager for $1 million
Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Management claims he agreed to represent the `Ignition` singer during his child pornography trial which ended in 2008 in exchange for a 15 per cent commission but alleges the singer failed to pay because he spent the money on avoiding more legal troubles.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ.com, R. Kelly`s business manager told Jeff he couldn`t be paid the agreed 15 per cent commission "because the monies were needed for payments to avoid lawsuits and adverse publicity resulting from Kelly`s alleged [sexual misconduct]."
Jeff has also requested costs and access to R. Kelly`s accounting books.
A spokesperson for Kelly denied the claims, saying: "Jeff Kwatinetz`s complaint is a collection of half-truths, distortions and outright fabrications.
"Mr. Kwatinetz is a disgruntled formermanager who apparently feels the need to try to seek retribution for his discharge. It is particularly disturbing, given his job as a professional talent manager and trusted adviser, that he would feel the need to lash out and dish what he thinks is dirt against a former client.
"When the actual facts are presented, however, we are confident that his allegations will be found to be completely without merit."