January 22nd, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- RBM Records, a reggae and rock record label, their lawyers say they are in possession of a signed contract with boxing’s king and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao. According to Steven J. Cooper, lawyer for RBM, Manny has refused to honor certain clauses in his contract, including his not doing the 12 songs RBM has paper on. Cooper says, “We don’t want a war with Manny Pacquiao. We want him to settle this case. My clients need to get paid and Manny is an honorable man.”
PACMAN SET FOR DEPOSITION NEXT MONTH IN TORRANCE
Cooper told Joseph G. Lariosa of the Philippines Today newspaper that “Kareoke Manny” is supposed to be in Torrance, CA, one the Los Angeles suburbs, for a Deposition in the case in early February. The way RBM is playing this is that they gave Manny a foot of rope, he took a three instead and has hung himself as far as this case is concerned. Let’s see, signed contract, exclusivity and all the while the Pacman is singing on TV and RBM, well Cooper says they are being hurt financially each time he does so.
ME THINKS RECORD LABEL NOT THE ONLY VICTIM!
In this instance, I’m going to have to go with the audience being hurt just a little bit more than RBM Records. As for as “Kareoke Manny” Pacquiao, I can’t see where he has a legal leg to stand on here. He signed the deal in September 2009, took the $40,000 US and never looked back. RBM is claiming $10 million in damages. Talk about poor management or advice, $40 K for 12 songs with one the hottest sports attraction in the world? From this transaction alone you can tell that Sydney J. Hall, the Burlingame, CA attorney who brought Manny to the US to fight, is no longer involved. That being said, expect at least a $2 million settlement as Pac has little choice but to pay up!
“Ring Talk News Service”