British pop star has Jessie J has ended a long-running legal dispute with her former manager by reportedly agreeing to hand over a $1.6 million (£1 million) settlement. Music mogul Raymond Stevenson landed the singer her first record deal as a teenager, and reportedly helped her buy out her contract when the company went bust. However, he claimed she ditched him shortly before she signed another major record deal which shot her to fame. Jessie J – real name Jessica Cornish – has now agreed to pay him 20 per cent of her earnings from her hit debut album Who You Are, amounting to around $1.6 million (£1 million), according to Britain’s The Sun newspaper.
A joint statement released by the singer and Stevenson’s 141a management company reads, “The parties have reached an amicable resolution,” while Stevenson adds, “141a is very proud of Jessie’s achievements – she is a very talented artist.”