Taylor Swift’s Ex-Manager Says He’s Owed Millions

By: / October 8, 2010

Taylor Swift‘s former manager claims that the country-pop star and her family owe him millions in commissions after he was fired in 2005.

Taylor’s ex-manager, Dan Dymtrow, brought his case before a federal judge in New York on Wednesday. Dan claims that he discovered Taylor in 2004 and was promised to be paid a 5-10% commission from the “Fifteen” singer’s career.

The ex-manager says he managed Taylor’s budding career and introduced her to industry heavyweights like Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta.

Dan claims that he was pushed out by Taylor’s parents, Scott and Andrea Swift, in 2005, right before they signed Taylor to Big Machine Records and made her an international music star.

Taylor’s first big hit with Big Machine Records was 2006’s “Tim McGraw.” Check out the music video below.

Meanwhile, the Swifts claim that Dan has no case against them since he failed to secure the required court approval for his management contract with Taylor.

“For him to claim that her success and her major contracts were procured by him is ludicrous,” says Taylor’s lawyer, Paul LiCalsi.

This isn’t the first time that Dan has caused legal trouble for Taylor and her parents: Dan sued the Swifts in 2007, claiming that they owed him $10,000 for his work in launching Taylor’s career. Dan’s case was shot down by a federal judge in March of this year.

No trial date has been set for Dan’s case against the Swifts.

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