Jill Scott Returns Favor, Countersues Label

Jill Scott is not enthused with her former recording home, Hidden Beach Recordings. According to a countersuit filed this month, Scott wants a complete split and ownership (via injuction) of her name and likeness, preventing the label from using or promoting any material. According to Scott, not only has the label caused her millions of dollars in damages for mismanagement of her career, she also alleges that the label breached contract, broke a common law right of publicity and participated in false advertising. As previously reported, Hidden Beach filed suit in February, claiming Scott walked away before fulfilling the terms of her recording deal in October of 2009. According to Billboard, Scott is seeking compensatory, punitive,and exemplary damages, an injuction against Hidden Beach from using her name and/or likeness without her permission and attorneys’ fees. As previously reported, Jill Scott is slated to release her next album, ‘The Light of the Sun,” this summer. She is also touring with Maxwell this summer.


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