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Friday
Oct122012

Lawyer Accused of Blowing "American Idol" Pay Raise for Steven Tyler

Facebook.com/Steven TylerSteven Tyler’s former manager has filed a lawsuit against an entertainment lawyer, claiming she cost the Aerosmith singer a $6 to $8 million pay raise in 2011 in his contract for a second season with American Idol, Deadline.com reports.

Tyler and American Idol are not named as defendants in the lawsuit filed by Kovac Media Group/Tenth Street Entertainment against attorney Dina LaPolt, but the singer is referred to as “The Artist” in the filing.

The lawsuit claims LaPolt undercut the manager’s “strategy to leverage The Artist’s popularity for a more lucrative deal” and told American Idol’s rep that they could “get The Artist for cheap...”  The plaintiffs are seeking $8 million, plus punitive damages and other costs.

Tyler was an American Idol judge for two seasons.

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