Garth Brooks' former business partner is suing him for unpaid wages and bonuses. Lisa Sanderson is seeking $425,000 from the famed country music artist whom she worked with for almost 20 years. Sanderson is a television and movie producer who claims she was hired by Brooks to start his acting career. Sanderson claims she is owed wages for getting Brooks movie roles which he declined. Brooks allegedly declined roles in Saving Private Ryan and Twister because he "wanted to be the star" and was not willing to take a backseat to Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, or a tornado.
Sanderson also alleges Brooks turned down other deals she arranged for him including Fox and Disney. Sanderson's suit states that she never got the 50 percent of producers fees she was promised.
What do you think of a business partner--as opposed to an employee--suing for unpaid "wages"?
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For a little more juicy unpaid wages/salary misclassified case see my article re Lady Gaga being sued here.