HER Files lawsuit to be released by MBK Entertainment

HER filed a lawsuit against MBK Entertainment, a record company owned by her longtime manager. Jeff Robinson.

Diversity reports that the Grammy-winning singer, whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, sued for the rights to its music catalog. She signed with Jeff in 2011 at the age of 14.

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According to legal documents received Explosion, HER sued for declarative exemption and violation of the business and professional code and is seeking termination of the contract with MBC. The lawsuit was filed Thursday (June 16) in the California Supreme Court for Los Angeles County.

All HERThe releases were released under the MBK logo and distributed by Sony Music’s RCA Records. It is unknown if her dispute extends to her contract with Jeff.

Reportedly, the documents note that the contract HER an “exclusive employee” for an “initial period” that “ended within 15 months after May 19, 2011, or 12 months after the commercial release in the United States of Wilson’s first contracted album, and up to five additional options. Periods of more than one year each.”

They also assume that HER believed that the contract would have made her an exclusive employee of MBC “after the current date”. [May 19, 2011] and possibly much longer as each option period is tied to the commercial release of an MBK music album.” In addition, she claims that Jeff fired the law firm that originally represented her and claims that “Robinson forced his lawyers to represent Wilson in negotiations for future contracts, including publishing and touring deals.”

She also claimed that “these lawyers took 5% of the deals they negotiated, but they didn’t have a written fee agreement or a waiver signed by Wilsonand said they were providing services “as a service” to their client Robinson who was paid a 20% commission on each of these transactions.”

According to the statement, the label “significantly restricted” her “employment rights”, and she was reportedly “unable to freely provide her recording services except as permitted or dictated by MBK”. She also claims that MBK “has the exclusive right to use her name and likeness in their records.” HER also stated that she “could not provide her recording services except as authorized or dictated by MBK”.

She notes that while most of her recordings were made in California, where the lawsuit was filed, she is “informed and believes” that MBK is a corporation based in New York. She adds that her contract requires her to work “for more than seven years after May 19, 2011” and also claims that it violates California Labor Code 2855, which “prohibits the enforcement of a contract (such as an Agreement) for the provision of services after seven years . special, unique, extraordinary or intellectual character.

WilsonSeven years have passed,” the documents say. “The IBC’s attempts to interfere with this important and fundamental public policy of California should not be tolerated.”

HER seeks “an injunction that the Agreement is voidable and cannot be enforced against Plaintiff under California law to the extent that it requires Plaintiff’s services after May 18, 2019.”

She also requested that the judge rule that the agreement violated the seven-year rule of the California Labor Code and required “restitution and removal of funds in accordance with the evidence; for legal costs incurred in connection with this; and for such other and additional assistance as the Court deems just and appropriate.”

HER performed at the Grammys earlier this year and you can see the performance here.

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