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Ricky Martin’s Former Manager Sues Him for More Than $3 Million in Unpaid Commissions

Ricky Martin is facing a $3 million lawsuit from his former manager.In new court docs obtained by ET, Rebecca Drucker, who served as Martin's manager in 2014-2018 and again from May 2020 to April 2022, is alleging that she was not paid the money she was owed per the management agreement she says they established, with the suit noting that Martin «maliciously refused to pay Rebecca the millions of dollars in commissions that he owes her under their management agreement.»In the complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Drucker asked for $3 million, «or according to proof, and unpaid commissions are accruing on an ongoing basis.»Drucker claims that she «saved Ricky Martin’s career» and that she «protected» the «Livin' la Vida Loca» singer from «the consequences of his reckless indiscretions.»«Rebecca did so not only because she was his manager, but also because she thought that Martin was her dear friend,» the suit filed by attorneys Joshua M. Rosenberg and Armound Ghoorchian at Venable LLP read.Drucker alleged that she was in «a toxic work environment» and alluded to «a particularly ugly incident in Dubai involving Martin and his representative José Vega» in 2018, which caused her to resign from the role.

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