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AGT judge Shane Jacobson sued by former manager

Australia’s Got Talent judge Shane Jacobson is being sued by former manager Deb Fryers as she alleges she’s owed $200K in unpaid commissions

Australia’s Got Talent judge Shane Jacobson, 49, is being sued by former manager Deb Fryers.

According to The Sunday Telegraph, the pair will face off in court on August 13 after an unsuccessful mediation.

Fryers, who parted ways with Jacobson in February 2018 after working together for over 10 years, is claiming more than $200,000 in alleged unpaid commissions.

Heading to court: Australia's Got Talent judge Shane Jacobson, 49, is being sued by former manager Deb Fryers for more than $200K in unpaid commissions

Heading to court: Australia’s Got Talent judge Shane Jacobson, 49, is being sued by former manager Deb Fryers for more than $200K in unpaid commissions

The trial will reportedly take place over five days at The Victorian County Court.  

A source close to Fryers reportedly told the paper: ‘She is just wanting to put this behind her.’

Fryers filed a writ in July 2018, and is claiming more than $200,000 in unpaid commissions from Jacobson’s television ads, stage shows and TV programs.

In August last year, Jacobson told the Sydney Morning Herald that the turn of events have been ‘disappointing’.

Writ: Fryers [pictured with Jacobson] filed a writ in July 2018, and is claiming more than $200K in unpaid commissions from Jacobson's television ads, stage shows and TV programs

Writ: Fryers [pictured with Jacobson] filed a writ in July 2018, and is claiming more than $200K in unpaid commissions from Jacobson’s television ads, stage shows and TV programs 

‘It was very disappointing and heartbreaking because I’d been working with Deb for a long time. We were very close,’ he said.

Jacobson also maintained that he does not owe any money to Fryers.

‘She has absolutely been paid every commission to do with every job that she was involved in. She’s after all my current projects.’ 

In Jacobson’s 2013 autobiography, The Long Road to Overnight Success, the star had nothing but positive things to say about his former manager.

‘The time has come to say that Deb is always there,’ he penned.

‘So many of the awards I’ve won and the praise that I get deserve to go to her because she always makes sure I’m in the right place at the right time for the right reason.’  

'She has absolutely been paid every commission': In August last year, Jacobson maintained that he does not owe any money to Fryers. Pictured on stage in December 2016

‘She has absolutely been paid every commission’: In August last year, Jacobson maintained that he does not owe any money to Fryers. Pictured on stage in December 2016 

Daily Mail UK

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