Celine Dion reached a settlement in what was reported by Billboard as a $13 million state Labor Commission victory by her former concert agent, whom she alleged was overpaid for a multimillion-dollar deal he negotiated for her in 2017, attorneys in the case told a judge Monday.
Lawyers for the 52-year-old singer and Labor Commission attorney David L. Gurley informed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kevin C. Brazile that the case involving the ex-concert agent, Rob Prinz, was resolved. No terms were divulged.
Dion had filed a petition in December asking for a new hearing of the issues that led to a Nov. 13 decision by Gurley, who found that the singer must continue paying Prinz through 2026.
Prinz receives between 1.5% and 3% commission on concerts Dion performs on tour or in her Las Vegas residency, or up to $13 million, according to Billboard. The terms were reached in an earlier deal with Dion’s late husband and manager, Rene Angelil, and continued by her next manager, Aldo Giampaolo.
In 2017, Prinz negotiated a deal with concert promoter AEG that, by 2026, was expected to earn Dion $272 million from Las Vegas appearances, $212 million from touring and a $5 million bonus for bringing the contract to fruition.
Both Prinz and Giampaolo were eventually fired. Angelil died in 2016 of throat cancer at age 73.
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