Steven Tyler: Idol Lawsuit
Apparently Steven Tyler’s former management company feels they did not make enough money off their former star client as they have filed a lawsuit against his current lawyer, who they say botched his American Idol contract negotiation and cost Tyler a $6- to $8-million deal to return to the FOX show.
The suit, filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court by Kovac Media Group, claims that L.A.-area lawyer Dina LaPolt was hired to help Tyler negotiate a deal for a third season on the show, but she in turn botched things up and Tyler was not offered a raise and left the show. The suit also claims she convinced Tyler to fire his former managers and withhold a commission from an Idol severance payment. They are seeking more than $8 million in damages. When Tyler left the show he said it was to concentrate on Aerosmith and their new album, Music From Another Dimension, in stores November 6th.