Brandy Norwood sued her record label for $1 million, claiming the label refused to let her out of her contract.
Courthouse News reports the 37-year-old singer/actress sued New York-based Chameleon Entertainment and its owner-CEO Breyon Prescott on Tuesday, claiming he "double-dipped" at her expense.
In court documents obtained by Courthouse News, Norwood accused Prescott, who works for Epic Records, of forcing her to sign with Epic and release her records through Chameleon, so he can profit twice.
Norwood claims Chameleon and Prescott refuse to release her new album until she signs the "terrible" distribution deal with Epic.
She said if she doesn't sign the new deal she will remain 'trapped' with a label that won't let her record music or release new music.
In the complaint, Norwood stated she has "every right to terminate, and has now terminated, her recording contract with defendants."
The mother-of-one demands $1 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages to be determined by a jury.
Norwood's angry fans are STEAM PRESSED. In messages left on a Brandy fan board, fans compare her predicament to pop singer Ke$ha, who is currently in limbo after a judge refused to allow her to terminate her 'slavery' record deal with Sony and producer Dr. Luke, whom she accused of raping her.
Thanks to loyal reader B. Loftis for the tip.
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