Image: Garth Brooks Sued: Country Star's a Fake, Claims Ex-Business Partner

Garth Brooks Sued: Country Star's a Fake, Claims Ex-Business Partner

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 01:47 PM

By Robin Farmer

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Country music superstar Garth Brooks' former business partner is suing the singer for more than $850,000 for being a fake.

Lisa Sanderson, who had worked with Brooks for nearly 20 years, alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles that Brooks public persona is fake and that he is “a paranoid, angry, deceitful and vindictive man that will turn against those closest to him on a dime.”

Attorney Marty Singer filed the court papers on behalf of Sanderson, who alleged Brooks is anything but a humble and trustworthy “everyman.” She is seeking damages for fraud, breach of contract and unspecified punitive damages and attorney fees.

Special: Should the Supreme Court Legalize Gay Marriage? Vote in Urgent Poll.

A spokesman for Brooks at Red Strokes Entertainment Inc. responded.

“Mr. Brooks, of course, denies everything in the lawsuit filed [Monday] by Lisa Sanderson. Mr. Brooks and Red Stokes Entertainment Inc. will continue to take the necessary steps toward resolving this matter through the legal system,” said the spokesman.

Sanderson claims Brooks lured her away from a fulfilling television career and offered her producer’s fees and bonuses from film and television deals he hoped to secure through his production company, Red Stokes. But his ego got in the way, she claimed. Film roles he turned down because they were not big enough were in such movies as “Twister” (1996) and “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), the suit alleges.

“After realizing that he would never conquer Hollywood, Brooks decided to shut down Red Strokes, pack up his toys and go home,” the lawsuit alleges.

Urgent: Obama or GOP: Who’s to Blame for Budget Crisis? Vote Now

Sanderson started working at Red Strokes in 1994 to help develop film and television projects for the country music singer. Apparently, Brooks' "unreasonable demands torpedoed nearly all of the potential deals that came their way," according to Sanderson's claims.

Related Stories:

Country Music Promotes American Values

Claude King Dies: Country Music Star Was 90

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved