A new lawsuit suggests that Adam Lambert may have violated the rules of "American Idol" when he agreed to appear on the eighth season of the hit reality competition show.
The singer is now facing a lawsuit that alleges that he's still under a Music Services Agreement and a Co-publishing Agreement from a company he worked with prior to hitting it big on "Idol," and that he has violated the company's rights in his mega-selling post-Idol career.
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Even taking into account the unique circumstances of being an idol, prohibiting such associations is going too far.” Judge Hara dismissed the case on the guards that he saw no malicious intent on the former idol’s part to damage the company that employed her.
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The groundbreaking series launched the careers of superstars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine Mc Phee, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry among many others.
The complaint sets up the allegations by introducing Lambert as a relatively unknown artist who hit it big in 2009 when he finished as runner-up on the Fox competition show. According to the complaint:"Upon further information and belief, the rules governing appearances on and participation in American Idol when Lambert was a contestant provided, among other things, that contestants were ineligible if 'as of the date of [the] audition, [they had]...a music recording contract..any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit [them] from entering into a...recording contract..." A violation of this provision was grounds for disqualification."Lambert accepted these rules, but according to Colwel, Lambert had an operating agreement with one of its divisions, Welsford Music Productions.
According to the lawsuit, between April 2007 and September 2008, Lambert performed compositions that he had written, alone and with others, for Welsford.
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The claims come from Colwel Platinum Entertainment, which has been marketing a new Lambert album entitled "Beg For Mercy."The appearance of the new album has generated such discussion among Lambert fans that on October 6, Lambert felt the need to tweet: "'Beg For Mercy' project is same as 'Take One'.