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Glen Campbell Being Sued Over Documentary on His Last Tour

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 01:53 PM

Singer Glen Campbell who's suffering from Alzheimer's disease is being sued by a production company in Los Angeles, claiming he cut the firm out of the upcoming documentary that follows the crossover country legend on his last tour.

The Record Company entered in an agreement with Campbell in 2011 to be involved in the documentary project, which is now titled "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," according to court papers and Deadline.com.

The lawsuit said James Keach, who produced the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," was supposed to direct the project and that "in the event there is a development or production deal for the project, [the Record Company] will be attached for the life of the project in all forms and media."

The lawsuit charged that Campbell then worked with Keach to cut the Record Company out of the project.

"Campbell collaborated with entities other than the Record Company to develop, produce and exploit the project," said the lawsuit. Deadline.com noted that Keach was not named as a defended in the lawsuit.

The Record Company, which is also suing Glen Campbell Enterprises, said it is entitled to exclusivity to the documentary project because it was the link to Keach's involvement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The documentary slated to be released Oct. 24 includes appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

The lawsuit asks for damages along with punitive damages and attorney fees.

"Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" will open in New York City and Nashville followed by a national release in more than 50 cities, according to The Tennessean.

Campbell is a member of the Country Music Hall of Famer and the winner of the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award. He was one of the first country stars to find regular crossover success on the pop charts with hits "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman," "Southern Nights" and "Gentle on My Mind," wrote The Tennessean.

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