antiMusic Logo
Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds
spacer

Legal Drama Over Steven Tyler's American Idol Deal (Recap)


.
On Friday Legal Drama Over Steven Tyler's American Idol Deal was a top story. Here is the recap: (TMZ) Steven Tyler is caught in the middle of a raging dispute between his former manager and current lawyer ... a dispute that has now turned into a major lawsuit.

Here's the way it went down ... Kovac Media Group served as Tyler's personal manager. They negotiated a great deal for the Aerosmith frontman to judge "American Idol." At some point, Kovac brought in a lawyer -- Dina LaPolt, to help negotiate a new deal for Tyler at the end of last season.

Kovac claims LaPolt was the ultimate Benedict Arnold, trashing Kovac to both Tyler and the honchos at "A.I." The lawsuit Kovac filed against LaPolt -- obtained by TMZ -- alleges she sucked up to "A.I." execs by disclosing Kovac's negotiating strategy, which ironically also hurt Tyler.

As for what that strategy was -- the suit claims Kovac was gunning to get Tyler an additional 6-8 million bucks in the current season.

According to the suit, LaPolt was so poisonous and underhanded, Tyler fired Kovac and kept her. The suit claims LaPolt screwed the negotiations up so badly, "A.I." offered Tyler no raise and he decided to walk, but he got a severance check from "A.I." and agreed to give Kovac its fair cut. The suit claims LaPolt screwed Kovac out of that commission as well.

The suit never mentions Tyler by name, but informed sources tell us he is indeed the artist who is at the center of the case. Tyler is not named as a defendant.

Kovac, which is represented by attorney Skip Miller of Miller, Barondess, LLP, wants a minimum of $8 million from LaPolt. - more on this story

TMZ submitted this story.
Copyright TMZ - Excerpted here with permission.

American Idol CDs, DVDs and MP3s

American Idol T-shirts and Posters

American Idol CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock:
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert- Lost Beatles Demo Discovered- Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance- Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Araya- more

Beyond Rock: Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online- Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert- 5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video- more

Ozzy Osbourne Feared 'Lunatic In The Crowd' At Alamo- Guns N Roses Pop Up Shop Takes Over Former CBGB Location- Megadeth Show Us The 'Post American World'- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Rock News Stories
30 Arrested At Guns N' Roses Concert

Lost Beatles Demo Discovered

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Late Night TV Appearance

Slayer Eject Fan From Show For Spitting On Tom Araya

Jason Newsted Explains Why He Unplugged For New Project

Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza's Memoir Set For Release

Joe Perry Back On Tour With Hollywood Vampires Following Collapse

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Thanks Fans For Stairway Trial Support

Eric Clapton Auctions Guitar To Help Asleep At The Wheel Star

Five Finger Death Punch Release 'I Apologize' Video

Ronnie James Dio's Solo Career Was Unplanned

Phil Anselmo's Scour Announce Debut Live Performance

Other Music News Stories
Gucci Mane's New Album 'Everybody Looking' Streaming Online

Drake Mocks Joe Budden During Dallas Concert

5 Seconds of Summer Release 'Girls Talk Boys' Video

Oasis Expand 'Be Here Now' Album To 3-Disc Set

Rihanna Plays Alien Stripper in Sci-Fi Film 'Valerian'

'Justice League' Trailer Features The White Stripes 'Icky Thump'

Diplo Says 'No One Thought' Justin Bieber Collaboration 'Would Work'

'Luke Cage' Trailer Features Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya'

Baby Future Calls Russell Wilson 'Papa'

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Cast In New Musical Film 'La La Land'

Carrie Brownstein Previews Short Film Featuring Kim Gordon

Singled Out: Sarah Miles' Addictive

Reviews
All Recent Reviews and Interviews

Road Trip Swaziland Part 2- Wildlife and Game Parks

Root 66: Urban Pioneers- Ivas John- Travis Green- Clint Morgan

Vernon Neilly - Outta Time

Denner Shermann - Masters of Evil

Road Trip: Nepal Open for Business!

Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs

Sting and Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors Concert Review

Foghat - Under the Influence

Michael Franti & Spearhead Live 2016: Miracle Makers

Road Trip: Swaziland Part 1: Culture and Attractions

Guns N' Roses: Not In This Lifetime Concert Review

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.