Seal Loses In Court

Not everything is going well for Seal of late. While he’s said to be over the moon about his wife’s, Heidi Klum, pregnancy, he’s lost one big court battle. A court ruled that Seal will have to pony up $915,300 to his former manager in commissions that the court rule were owed.

Justice Charles Gray ruled the Grammy award-winning singer was contractually obliged to pay the commission — more than 10 years after they stopped working together.

The judge backed a claim by John Wadlow, who was Seal’s manager until 1995, for further payments under management agreements made in 1990 and 1995. Seal, whose hits include “Kiss From a Rose” and “Crazy”, was ordered to make an interim payment of 500,000 pounds by July 21.

Wadlow had sought up to 1 million pounds. A future court hearing will decide the full amount to be paid to him. Earlier this month, Seal, 43, told the court he had seen Wadlow as a surrogate father but later felt that his ex-manager had “ripped him off”.

Seal loses payment battle with ex-manager [Reuters]