KEY POINTS

  • Kelly Clarkson is suing her father-in-law's talent management company over a month after it filed a lawsuit against her
  • Clarkson claimed that Starstruck had no talent agency license when they worked together
  • The singer wants the company to return all the money it made from her

Kelly Clarkson is countersuing the talent management company run by her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock‘s father, Narvel Blackstock, and demanding that it returns the money the agency made from her.

In her lawsuit, the "Miss Independent" hitmaker alleged that Starstruck Management Group violated the California Labor Code for "procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements" for her without first obtaining a talent agency license, People reported.

Clarkson argued in her suit that all of their agreements, including their reported verbal contract in which she agreed to pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings, be "declared void and unenforceable."

The first "American Idol" winner also alleged that the company evaded the licensing requirements set forth by the Talent Agencies Act, listing alleged violations including failure to submit a written application for a license, failure to write a formal talent agency agreement with her, demanding "unconscionable fees and compensation," giving false information with regards to their engagements and failing to deposit a $50,000 surety bond with the Labor Commissioner.

Clarkson also contended that Starstruck failed to post a schedule of fees in its offices, maintain proper records and post a copy of the Talent Agencies Act in its offices. She also claimed that Brandon and Narvel both acted as unlicensed agents.

Citing these "wrongful acts," the singer asserted that she doesn't have to pay the company the commission it is demanding from her, the documents said. She also wanted Starstruck to return all the money it made from her.

Moreover, Clarkson stated in her lawsuit that she is "entitled to a full and complete accounting" from the money they received directly or indirectly from her contracts, employments and engagements.

Starstruck’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, told People Friday that Clarkson's filing "conveniently ignores the fact that Kelly had her own licensed talent agency [Creative Artists Agency] at all times.”

Clarkson began working with Narvel, 64, and his company in 2007.

In September, Starstruck sued Clarkson for unpaid commissions worth over $1 million. Her father-in-law claimed that Clarkson owed them $1.4 million in commissions for her work on "The Voice" and "The Kelly Clarkson Show."