Monday, April 30, 2012
We were hoping to bring you a copy of the complaint from the EOnline site, but the link seems to be broken (we are keeping it here in case it comes back up). In any case, the EOnline provides the basics here. Apparently Elizabeth Travis served as manager for her husband, Randy Travis (pictured) for nearly 30 years, including throughout their 19-year marriage. After their divorce, the parties allegedly agreed that she was to continue to serve as his manager but Elizabeth Travis now claims that the singer breached that agreement. According to the complaint (as summarized on EOnline):
"[Randy] had a large truck, an armed guard and several other men" turn up at her Music Row office and remove "practically all of the property and business records" from her custody, including computers, photographs and framed record plaques.
It's not clear from these reports (and that's why we'd love to see the complaint) if her claim is that this conduct constituted a constructive termination of the management agreement or if there was some separate termination letter. If the former, than one is put in mind of Schwarzenegger's rather poorly delivered "Consider that a divorce."
According to HuffPo, Mr. Travis is unimpressed: "It is unfortunate that it's come to this," Travis said. "We believe the lawsuit lacks merit and that we have legal defenses to her claims."