Toots Hibbert of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals is suing his former manager for $1.25 million US dollars.
Andrea Davis, publicist for Toots Hibbert tells Music News that the law suit was filed over the singer’s publishing. According to Davis, Toots said he was taken advantage of.
Music News understands that the lawsuit claims that Toots was fooled into signing an agreement which gave his former manager 50 per cent ownership of his songs. Toots Hibbert is asking for US$1.25 mil in damages as well as full ownership of rights to his songs.
It’s been a rough few weeks for Toots who was recently hit by a patron with a vodka bottle during his stage performance in Virginia. Andrea Davis tells Music News that the incident has left the singer with some issues but he’s in good spirits nonetheless.
As a result of the incident, Toots received 5 stitches to the head and was forced to stop his Acoustic Tour of the United States canceling dates in Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.