Former manager sues McCreery

Posted July 15, 2013

— "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is facing a lawsuit from his former manager.

According to The Nashville Post, Todd Cassetty, owner of the management company Cassetty Entertainment, claims that McCreery did not pay him for representing him. In the lawsuit, Cassetty states that he signed McCreery as the company's first artist in 2012, but was "strung along for months" before the two parted ways in April.

Cassetty is alleging that McCreery offered to pay him 15 percent of all gross revenue, but that number was countered by McCreery's mother, Judy, who stepped in and offered 2 percent. 

The suit was filed in Davidson County Chancery Court in Nashville last week. 

McCreery issued a statement to the Post saying there was no truth to the allegations. 

"I have offered to pay Todd more than once, but he wanted an unreasonable amount for only five months of work. Anyone who knows me knows how I conduct myself, so I am not worried they will believe any of this. This is just an attempt to embarrass me and my family. The facts will come out when we have our day in court," McCreery said. 


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  • Mom2two Jul 22, 2013

    At least his mother looks after his best interest. Others are simply milking a cow for all it's worth.

  • Wolfpack7070 Jul 16, 2013

    "Cassetty states that he signed McCreery as the company's first artist in 2012"

    You would think that he would sign with a more established company.......

  • ajaugenti Jul 16, 2013

    Hang in there Scotty, people can be so cruel and greedy! Just remember for your family's sake, people are people and that's the way it goes. I hope you and your family can find another manager real soon!

    Sincerely Your Friend,

    Anita Jean Augenti

  • LuvLivingInCary Jul 15, 2013

    nothing worse than getting sued by a manager. no one will want to manage him.

  • LastSon1981 Jul 15, 2013

    He should of just offered him one of those boxes with chicken sides and tea

  • dollibug Jul 15, 2013

    IF there was a WRITTEN CONTRACT....then what it says goes....regardless.....if not....then TOUGH LUCK*****

  • NoRespect Jul 15, 2013

    I guess this proves that gold-diggers come in both genders... A guy with his first client tries to ride his horse for all he's worth.

  • appstate1996 Jul 15, 2013

    The problem with Scotty's career is his mother! What does she know about the industry??!! He is on the downturn because of poor decisions and trying to do to can wait dude! Go tour and sing!!

  • dsdaughtry Jul 15, 2013

    2% revenue?? Are you kidding me? The standard in the music industry for any manager is 15-20% of the total income of the artist. Perhaps 2% is fine in selling real estate, as McCreery's mother did, but that is a very low setting standard in the music industry.

  • sidecutter Jul 15, 2013

    Got it in writing?