The Jackson family is riding high off of the recent news of Janet Jackson being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, she and brother Randy Jackson now have to deal with a new lawsuit filed by an ex-tour manager.
Danny O’Donovan has filed legal documents obtained by TMZ claiming the siblings hired him in July 2016 to be the tour manager for Janet’s State of the World tour. They reportedly agreed to pay O’Donovan $25,000 a month, with the manager staying on board for 17 months.
For the first five months, payments were made regularly but then stopped. O’Donovan claims he continued to work for a year and is now suing for the remaining 12 months of salary, totaling $300,000.
Jackson will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the class of 2019 inductees, which includes Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Roxy Music and Def Leppard.
Janet joins her older brothers Michael Jackson (Class of 2001) and the Jackson 5 (Class of 1997) as members of the Hall of Fame.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.