Ricky Martin’s Ex-Manager Is Suing Him For $3 Million, And Says She Saved Him From An Allegation That Could Have Ended His Career

June 30, 2022 / Posted by:

Ricky Martin is being sued by his former talent manager, Rebecca Drucker, for $3 million in unpaid commissions. Deadline reports that Rebecca filed the complaint yesterday, and her “often taunting” 15-page breach of oral contract suit states that she “saved Ricky Martin’s career” from a “potentially career-ending allegation in September 2020” and other “reckless indiscretions.” There are also references to unpaid taxes, substance abuse, and “a personal life… in disarray” (relatable).

Rebecca says that 50-year-old Ricky is trying to get her to sign an NDA to shut her up about his alleged “abhorrent behavior,” but she “will not be silenced.” It is heavily implied that if Ricky doesn’t settle the suit, Rebecca will blab. If this big secret turns out to be “Ricky Martin is GAY!!!”, someone needs to tell Rebecca and her legal team that she’s about eleven years too late.

The suit says that Ricky “completely and maliciously refused to pay Rebecca the millions of dollars in commissions that he owes her,” despite the fact that she (allegedly) went above and beyond to protect his ass when she was manager between 2014-2018 and 2020-2022, via Deadline:

 “For years, she protected Martin from the consequences of his reckless indiscretions. Rebecca did so not only because she was his manager, but also because she thought that Martin was her dear friend,” reads the suit filed by attorneys Joshua M. Rosenberg and Armound Ghoorchian at Venable LLP.

Now, with assertions of “a toxic work environment,” “a particularly ugly incident in Dubai involving Martin and his representative José Vega” in 2018, a “personal life …in disarray,” and “Martin’s nonpayment of taxes, and his substance abuse,” Drucker and her lawyers have done little to hide the fact they believe they have the goods on Martin if he doesn’t settle.

Firing the cannonball of an unspecified “potentially career-ending allegation in September 2020” across the legal bow, Drucker and her team signal they may not be the only ones with the supposed goods on Martin.

Ooo, what happened in Dubai? And what happened in September 2020? According to Rebecca, it had to do with another lawsuit filed against Ricky:

 In one example among many, in or around September 2020, Martin received a letter from a highly-respected litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California. Rebecca stood next to Martin as they read the legal letter for the first time. In that letter, the attorney threatened to publicly file a legal complaint against Martin if he did not pay money to resolve a claim against him alleged by this attorney’s client. After reading the legal letter, Martin collapsed. He expressed his extreme fear to Rebecca that if this threat were carried out, the consequences to Martin would be catastrophic.

Rebecca claims she “quickly brought in one of the top defense attorneys in Los Angeles,” and that lawyer buried the claim:

Once again, Rebecca saved Martin’s career with the exceptional managerial and advisory services that she provided to him during this ordeal.

So far Ricky has not responded to the complaint or Rebecca’s allegations. Deadline says that Rebecca’s lawyers, Joshua M. Rosenberg and Armound Ghoorchian, probably wouldn’t use the words “career-ending allegations” unless they had the goods to back it up. Stay tuned for the fourth season of American Crime Story: Ricky Vs. Becca. Ricky will return to the franchise, this time playing himself. Hey, those legal bills don’t pay themselves.

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