'Drag Race' Favorite Adore Delano Sues Management Company For Allegedly Stealing Millions
According to TMZ, RuPaul's Drag Race season six queen Adore Delano is suing her management company for millions of dollars.
Delano alleges that Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) conspired with her record label to 'embezzle' from her appearance and tour gig earnings.
She is suing PEG for $1 million dollars in lost wages and another $2.5 in punitive damages.
In a lawsuit, Adore says he earned $2.5 million over the past 3 years — mostly off 2 hit singles and hundreds of concerts — but only walked away with $300K. He believes his managers at Producer Entertainment Group conspired with his record label, and others, to embezzle his hard-earned dough.
Adore says he’s found multiple examples of PEG nickel-and-diming him, often taking as much as 70% of his appearance fees and other revenue streams. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the management team threatened to “destroy his career” if Adore continued questioning his finances.
Although Delano has yet to snatch the 'Drag Race' crown (she finished second on season 6, and bowed out early from All Stars season 2), she's arguably one of the most commercially successful queens to have appeared on the reality competition series.
Producer Entertainment Group was founded in 2006 by David Charpentier. They are the management company for many of Drag Race's most popular queens, including Alaska Thunderfuck and Sharon Needles. They also manage Drag Race judges Michelle Visage and Todrick Hall.
PEG emailed Queerty the following response:
Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) remains under contract with Adore Delano (AKA Daniel Noriega). We are confident that this alleged suit, as PEG first became aware of it through a news agency and not formal service of process, will be found to be frivolous in nature. With respect to the allegations, they are categorically inaccurate in every regard, including Mr. Noriega’s income, expenses and PEG’s commissions. We maintain a professional, upstanding and successful relationship with our client roster and are dismayed by Mr. Noriega’s unfounded allegations. PEG would never take actions that are adverse to the careers of our artists and continues to work with Adore on existing business and engagements.
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