Thursday 4 November 2010, 12:10 | By

Taylor Swift hits back in former manager lawsuit

Legal

As is customary, legal reps for Taylor Swift have launched a countersuit against Dan Dymtrow, the rather tedious singer’s one-time manager who, as previously reported, launched his own litigation last month.

Dymtrow says he was unfairly cut out of the then fourteen year old Swift’s rising career back in 2005, despite him having helped her get started as a recording artist. He says Swift’s father – now her manager – conspired to cut him out of the deal when the singer signed to country indie label Big Machine. The lawsuit came after years of squabbling between Dymtrow and Swift Senior. And now the Swift team’s counter lawsuit – according to the New York Post – claims the former manager’s litigation is part of a harassment campaign to force the singer and her family into making some sort of settlement payment even though, they argue, he’s not contractually due anything.

Their legal papers accuse Dymtrow of using “the litigation process to attempt to harass and cause grief”. Still, on the up side, perhaps Taylor could use the ordeal of her former manager’s litigation as inspiration for one of her terrible songs.

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