Ruben Studdard wins lawsuit

Published: 2006-06-20
American Idols's season-two winner Ruben Studdard has won a court battle against his former manager.

Studdard shot to success after winning the popular television talent show American Idol in 2003. Since then he's released two albums, 2003's Soulful and a 2004 gospel record I Need An Angel.

Last year Studdard sued his promotional company Sez Inc. and former manager Ronald Edwards. According to ChartAttack the suit claimed that, "Edwards forged paperwork that gave him power of attorney over Studdard's riches. Studdard stated that Edwards then went on to misuse his credit cards and cheques to the tune of $246,000."

Studdard eventually won the case and was awarded $500 000 actual losses and $1.5 million in punitive damages. However, he may never see the money because Edwards filed for bankruptcy last June.

Studdard is heading back to the studio to work on his third release The Return of the Velvet Teddy Bear named after a nickname AI judge Paula Abdul gave Studdard during the competition.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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Very happy for Ruben. Am very excited for that new cd to be released.
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