Janet And Randy Jackson Sued By Former Tour Manager
Janet Jackson, along with her brother Randy Jackson, are being sued by their former tour manager Danny O’Donovan over some unpaid wages.
According to court documents obtained by the people over at TMZ, O’Donovan is seeking wages in the amount of $300,000, claiming that’s how much is still owed to him for his involvement on the State of the World Tour.
O’Donovan alleges that he was hired as tour manager by both Janet and Randy back in July of 2016, with the understanding that he would be paid $25,000 per month for his 17-month stint. For the first five months, their financial arrangement was working out as planned–But then, everything allegedly changed.
O’Donovan claims that he didn’t receive a dime for the remaining 12 months, but still fulfilled his job requirements nonetheless. Pollstar reports that the 56-show tour came in 62nd on their “2017 Year-End Top 100 Worldwide Tours” list after grossing a healthy $33.4 million during the tour.
But beside some not-so-good news, Janet has some more positive things to worry about in the meantime. Just last week, she was among the artists announced to be inducted in the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“Janet Jackson has built a career so groundbreaking that she’s immediately identifiable on a first-name basis,” the organization wrote about her in a statement. “She explored social issues, themes of empowerment and self-confidence, and influenced generations with her stylized music videos with innovative choreography.”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on March 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.