R. Kelly Sued by Ex-Manager

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See, R. Kelly. When you urinate on 14-year old girls during sex, there's always a price to pay...

Jeff Kwatinetz, the former manager of this R&B singer, has filed lawsuit against his ex-client, alleging that Kelly screwed him out of over $1 million in commission.

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In the suit, as first reported by TMZ, Kwatinetz argues he "guided Kelly through the recording of two new albums, substantial multi-million dollar tours... a book deal, and a myriad of other appearances and events" during 2008, as the artist was forging a comeback following numerous personal and legal issues.

However, Kelly "refused to pay" the 15% commission owed to his manager, according to documents.

What reason was given for the stiffing?

Kelly's business manager supposedly told Kwatinetz he couldn't be paid "because the monies were needed for payments to avoid lawsuits and adverse publicity resulting from Kelly's alleged [sexual misconduct]."

(Note: Kelly was arrested in 2002 and 2003 on child pornography charges.)

The rep for R. Kelly denies all allegations, however, saying: "Mr. Kwatinetz is a disgruntled former manager who apparently feels the need to try to seek retribution for his discharge. It is particularly disturbing, given his job as a professional talent manager and trusted adviser, that he would feel the need to lash out and dish what he thinks is dirt against a former client.

"When the actual facts are presented, however, we are confident that his allegations will be found to be completely without merit."

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