Ricky Martin, 50, is facing a series of allegations from his former manager, including claims of a “toxic work environment” and “threats”.
Ricky Martin has been hit by a $4.3 million lawsuit from his ex-manager Rebecca Drucker.
Ms. Drucker — who worked with Martin from 2014 to 2018 and then again from 2020 to 2022 — is suing the Latin music icon, 50, for unpaid commissions, according to legal documents filed Wednesday in the Los Angeles Central District Court that report a “potentially career-ending claim”, the New York Post reports.
Ms. Drucker noted that she has worked with him twice because of his “personal and professional life”. [being] in absolute turmoil” and has reportedly helped the Puerto Rican singer navigate the world of “recording contracts, touring and sponsorship deals, and other professional endeavours.”
“Rebecca Drucker Saved Ricky Martin’s Career”, the 15-page suit, seen by the… After, supposedly. “There’s only one problem: Martin completely and maliciously refused to pay Rebecca the millions of dollars in commissions he owes her under their management agreement.”
“With Rebecca by his side, Martin made millions of dollars and therefore owes Rebecca significant commissions,” the complaint alleged.
The After has contacted Martin’s representative for comment.
Ms Drucker also claimed in the lawsuit that the Live the crazy life crooner was threatened and harassed in September 2020 with a “potentially career-ending allegation”
“Rebecca also fiercely protected Martin,” she claimed in the lawsuit, noting that she “advised him and engaged the best trial attorney to handle the case.”
Thanks to her help and knowledge of the music industry, she noted, Martin reportedly “emerged unscathed and continued his professional resurgence”.
“Now ready to star in the highly anticipated Apple TV+ series Mr and Mrs American PieMartin is once again poised to reach the heights of fame and fortune,” claimed Ms Drucker.
The lawsuit also accuses Martin of having “a toxic work environment” and discussed “a particularly ugly incident in Dubai involving Martin and his representative José Vega” in 2018.
Drucker also claimed in the lawsuit that although “Martin’s career has flourished since he re-hired Rebecca as his manager in May 2020,” she was “forced to resolve a range of Martin’s personal issues, such as problems with the nanny he had hired to look after.” his children, Martin’s non-payment of taxes and his substance abuse.”
The document went on to allege there was a “forced” termination of their business relationship and alleged that the former boy band Menudo singer manipulated and lied to her, leading to her leaving earlier this year.
Ms. Drucker claimed that Martin “threatened” her to shut up and remain silent with a nondisclosure agreement. She has refused to sign the NDA and has requested a jury trial and on her file for a lawsuit.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and is reproduced with permission