Brandon Blackstock Responds to Kelly Clarkson’s Legal Battle with a Strong Rebuttal

Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, responded to her latest lawsuit on Monday.WireImage

Brandon Blackstock has something to say about his ex-wife Kelly Clarkson’s latest lawsuit.

On Monday, Blackstock responded to the “American Idol” alum’s latest lawsuit in which she claimed he should pay her more than the $2.6 million that a California labor commissioner ruled he owed her for illegally acting like an “unlicensed talent agency” since 2007 — when she entered an oral agreement with his family’s company Starstruck Entertainment.

Per the documents obtained by Page Six, Blackstock denied “each and every allegation” made by the “Stronger” songstress and argued the filing should be dismissed because the labor commissioner’s ruling was made in November 2023.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
Blackstock responded to the “American Idol” alum’s latest lawsuit in which she claimed he should pay her more than the $2.6 million that a California labor commissioner ruled he owed her for illegally acting like an “unlicensed talent agency” since 2007FilmMagic

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock


He argued the filing should be dismissed because the commissioner’s ruling was made in November 2023.© Twitter/Kelly Clarkson

Since Clarkson, 41, failed to “file a notice of appeal within 10 days,” from when the decision was made in order to request more than the $2.6 million that was ruled upon, Blackstock and his attorneys claim it is outside of the proper jurisdiction to file a separate lawsuit now, according to the docs.

The documents furthered that “any alleged illegal procurement” obtained from acting as the TV personality’s “unlicensed talent agency” has already been paid out partially or in full to Clarkson and Blackstock’s community estate.

The documents also read Clarkson’s “complaint fails to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action against Starstruck,” arguing it’s “barred for failure.”

 Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson
Blackstock’s legal team claimed that the TV personality only had 10 days to appeal the commissioner’s ruling.Michael Buckner

Kelly Clarkson
Clarkson filed the new lawsuit against her ex in March.Instagram/@kendrascott


Reps for Clarkson weren’t immediately available for comment.

In March, Clarkson filed the new lawsuit against her ex-husband after the commissioner ruled he and Starstruck Entertainment violated California’s Talent Agencies Act by procuring employment for the talk show host despite not being a licensed agent.

The labor commissioner declared Blackstock, 47, should’ve never been a part of the pop star’s deals for the Billboard Music Awards, Wayfair, “The Voice” and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
Per the commissioner, Blackstock and his company, Starstruck Entertainment, violated California’s Talent Agencies Act because he procured employment for the pop star without being a licensed agent.Christopher Polk

Kelly Clarkson
He should’ve never been involved with deals with the Billboard Music Awards, Wayfair, “The Voice” and Norwegian Cruise Lines.kellyclarkson/Instagram
“Based on the wrongful acts and conduct of Starstruck … all agreements between the parties, should be declared void and unenforceable … and all monies previously paid by cross-complainants to Starstruck should be disgorged from Starstruck, forthwith,” Clarkson’s lawsuit obtained by Page Six read.

The “Since You’ve Been Gone” hitmaker argued she should be reimbursed for “commissions, fees, profits, advances, producing fees or other monies.”

At the time of Clarkson’s filing, Blackstock’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, fired back at her in a statement shared with Rolling Stone.

Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson
“Based on the wrongful acts and conduct of Starstruck … all agreements between the parties, should be declared void and unenforceable,” Clarkson’s filing read.MerlinProduction

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
The former couple called it quits in 2020.Getty Images
“It is morally, ethically and legally wrong to attempt to get monies back from your ex-husband who not only helped her as her manager but who used those earnings on their children and Kelly and Brandon’s lifestyle during the marriage,” he wrote.

Since 2020, Blackstock and Clarkson have been in a back-and-forth fight over her million-dollar fortune as Starstruck previously sued her for $1.4 million in unpaid commissions for her jobs on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “The Voice.”

At the time, the company argued they “invested a great deal of time, money, energy and dedication” into her career, turning the “Because Of You” singer into “a mega superstar.”

Kelly Clarkson
The singer was the one to file for divorce.Kelly Clarkson Show

Kelly Clarkson with her son
They share two kids.Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Meanwhile, the former couple called it quits in 2020 with Clarkson filing the divorce papers.

Their divorce was finalized in 2022, with Clarkson ordered to pay her ex a one-time payment of $1.3 million, $45,601 per month in child support and $150,000 per month in spousal support.

The two share 9-year-old daughter, River, and 8-year-old son, Remington.

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