The California Labor Commission decided that Celine Dion does owe ICM Partners for unpaid commissions from a 2019 deal, based on a decades-old contract. Dion’s legal team has already stated that they plan to appeal the ruling and take the issue to a jury.
The Commission’s ruling dictates: “ICM Partners is due 1.5% of the gross compensation earned or received from all Las Vegas residency performances, 3% of all touring performances and 1.5% from performances in her home province of Quebec. It also includes interest calculated at 10% per annum. The commissioner ruled that Prinz was not entitled to collect commissions on Dion’s $5 million sign-on bonus, however.”
Celine Dion responded with the following statement, “When Rene was alive, he took care of my business and was always very fair with the people we worked with, and he taught me to be the same. Because he wasn’t here to stand up for me at the hearing, I feel like Mr. Prinz and ICM took advantage with their demands for money and revealing confidential information about my AEG deal. I feel betrayed.”
– Excerpt from an article for Deadline by Ted Johnson. Read the full article here.
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