Thursday 13 September 2012, 11:42 | By CMU Editorial
Modest Management sues former X-Factor finalist
A dispute between former ‘X-Factor’ runner-up Rebecca Ferguson and Modest Management, the company which has, in the past, had first right of refusal to manage finalists of the ‘X-UK’ franchise, is heading to the courts, after the management agency filed papers with the High Court this week.
Relationships between the singer and the management company seemingly deteriorated earlier this year, with the dispute going public in July when Ferguson called the Modest team “vile” on Twitter, before tweeting: “Be nice to have a nice new responsible caring management team! Who care for me and my children’s wellbeing. See you in court!”
According to the BBC, the previous month Ferguson sent Modest an email accusing them of failing to take her health and wellbeing into account, and requesting to terminate her working relationship with the company. In the lawsuit, Modest is seeking damages, and a percentage of the singer’s earnings for the remainder of her original five year contract with the company.
As previously reported, Quest Management recently signed a deal to get the first option rights for signing ‘X-Factor’ finalists in future.