Osmond Sued By Former Manager
MARIE OSMOND is embroiled in a court battle with a former manager who is demanding $88,000 (£55,000) in commission after she sacked him.
Osmond's legal team claims P. Karl Engemann, who managed the star for 35 years, was dismissed on 23 October (09) for allegedly acting "in an inappropriate, improper manner and breaching his fiduciary duty to Marie."
But Engemann, whose daughter Shawn is married to TV host Larry King, has hit back with a lawsuit alleging he helped set up her lucrative Las Vegas shows with her brother Donny.
Engemann filed a demand for arbitration on 27 October (09), according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
His lawyer Larry Stein tells TMZ.com, "Shamefully, Ms. Osmond has fired Mr. Engemann 18 months into a 5 year written contract and seeks to enjoy the fruits of his labours without compensating him for his work."