*R. Kelly is back in trouble. This time for money owed. His former manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, just filed a $1 million lawsuit for unpaid commissions.
According to the documents, he’s accusing Kelly, 44, of using the funds to settle issues surrounding his child molestation allegations.
Kwatinetz claims to have helped the singer in 2008 and “guided Kelly through the recording of two new albums, substantial multi-million dollar tours, a book deal, and a myriad of other appearances and events.”
Further, the complaint claims the “Chocolate Factory” singer admitted to Kwatinetz (pictured below) that he couldn’t pay him because he was busy paying off other people to avoid lawsuits.
A representative in Kelly’s camp denies all the allegations saying:
“Jeff Kwatinetz’ complaint is a collection of half-truths, distortions, and outright fabrication. Mr. Kwatinetz is a disgruntled former manager who apparently feels the need to try to seek retribution for his discharge. It is particularly disturbing, given his job as a professional talent manager and trusted adviser that he would feel the need to lash out and dish what he thinks is dirt against a former client.”
The comments continued, “When the actual facts are presented, however, we are confident that his allegations will be found to be completely without merit.”