Paulina Rubio Faces Legal Action for Stiffing Her Ex-Manager

An artist management company that represented famed Mexican singer Paulina Rubio has a filed a lawsuit against her, claiming that she has failed to pay what she owes them.

They also claim that the singer fired them on Thanksgiving Day.

The company, which is called Favor the Artist, says that Rubio hired them to be her personal manager in February of 2018, according to documents filed with the court that will be handling the suit.

The alleged contract the company had with Rubio was a somewhat complex one. According to the agency, Rubio was supposed to pay them 10% of her gross revenue earned through touring outside of Mexico. Within Mexico, Rubio was to pay them 8.5% of gross touring revenue. She was further required to pay them 15% of all other forms of gross revenue.

The lawsuit states that Paulina Rubio sent the company a notice of termination on Thanksgiving of last year, in spite of them fulfilling all their contractual obligations.  The company further insists that they performed their duties well. But they contend that the singer refuses to pay them what they are owed.

They went on to say that they have repeatedly attempted to come to an agreement with the singer without success.

Favor the Artist is being represented by LA-based McPherson LLP, led by Ed McPherson, whose office shared the filing with Digital Music News this week.  Attorney Pierre Pine is also litigating alongside McPherson.  The full complaint, lodged with the California Superior Court in Los Angeles, can be found here.

Known alternatively as the “Queen of Latin Pop” and the “Latin Madonna,” Rubio rose to fame in the 1980s as one of the original members of the pop group Timbiriche.

She further appeared in a number of Mexican soap operas before engaging in a successful solo career in which she has sold more than 20 million records.  She was also a judge in the American version of The X Factor and a coach on the Mexican version of  The Voice.

Favor the Artist is based in Los Angeles run by Rick Canny and Parrish McKittrick.  The company, though, has only a barebones website and there is no public information about any other acts that they represent.