News

Garth Brooks wins $200K lawsuit

Garth Brooks wins $200K lawsuit

GARTH BROOKS: The country crooner won his legal battle against a former employee. Photo: Associated Press

Country superstar Garth Brooks has won a legal battle against a former employee, who now has to repay the singer more than $200,000, which she believed was a gift.

The former CEO for Brooks’ California-based TV and movie production company Red Strokes Entertainment, Lisa Sanderson, has lost the war against her longtime friend.

Brooks initially hit Sanderson with the lawsuit after she refused to pay back a $226,000 loan for divorce and child custody expenses, which the singer gave her between 2005 and 2007. She argued that the generous donation was a gift, but last week, a federal jury in Nashville, Tennessee sided with Brooks, after his lawyers presented several documents to support his claim that he expected repayment.

Sanderson has to pay back not only what he loaned to her, but interest from the past six years, legal fees and collection costs, according to local newspaper The Tennessean.

The jury also denied Sanderson’s claim for retirement compensation after Red Strokes Entertainment closed its doors in 2010, since there was no legal documentation proving she was owed any money.

Brooks’ win over Sanderson is the latest in his ongoing legal battle with his former business associate – last year, she sued him for $425,000 in unpaid bonuses, salary and punitive damages.

A trial concerning that matter is slated to be held in Los Angeles at a date that has yet to be set.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Daughter reveals Joan Rivers is still on life support

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.

in Music

Marty Raybon rejoins Shenandoah

Marty Raybon rides in the CMA Festival Kick-Off Parade in Nashville, Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

Marty Raybon has reunited with Shenandoah, the band he co-founded in 1984 and fronted for 13 years.

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie debuts wedding dress featuring kids’ artwork

The cover of People magazine, dated 15th September, 2014, featuring the wedding of Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie has debuted photos of her surprise nuptials to Brad Pitt, revealing she wore a designer wedding gown featuring artwork by their six children.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Kirsten Dunst criticizes Apple over naked photo leak

Kirsten Dunst arrives at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kirsten Dunst was among a number of celebrities targeted by a hacker who published explicit personal pictures on the Internet.

in Entertainment, Sports

Carrie Underwood expecting her first child

underwood

Singer Carrie Underwood and her pro hockey player husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child.