Los Angeles, CA — While lawsuits are not too common in the Gospel Music Industry, every now and then there are exceptions. The latest Mary Mary! The group has been hit with a lawsuit from their former manager over allegations they failed to pay him commission.
According to papers filed in a federal court in Tennessee and obtained by TMZ, Solarek says Max Art signed a deal with the group in 2011 that would have Mitchell Solarek serve as their manager. He says he reignited their musical career, obtaining over $3 million in various deals, one which includes their reality show Mary Mary on We Tv.
In turn, however, Solaek says he was pretty much shortchanged. He claims that Mary Mary stiffed him of more than $75,000 in commissions, from deals amounting to $3 million.. He also says that he was publicly fired on the television.
The lawsuit is asking that a judge rule he be paid in back commission as well as the loss of commission on future music, books, sponsorships and anything else you can think of.
He is seeking the full amount in damages, as well as loss of future commissions, reports TMZ.com.