Just when it seemed this might not get messy…
Mary J. Blige and Martin Kendu Issacs’ divorce has taking a turn for the worst, this time because of their close working relationship. According to court documents, Issacs is now suing the “No More Drama” singer for defamation and wants compensation for playing a “significant role” in growing her career.
The Grammy Award-winning singer filed for divorce in July from her husband of 12 years. The couple have no children together, but Isaacs served as her manager during their marriage.
According to documents obtained by The Daily Mail, Isaacs defamation accusations have to do with how MJB is opening up her concert shows, with images of headlines talking about her divorce. Isaacs claims that, Blige “opens her show by displaying various images of tabloids pertaining to this dissolution in an attempt to paint herself as the victim and Mr Isaacs as the villain.”
The documents also note that Isaacs claims he had a “significant role” in growing Blige’s career, negotiating “practically every deal on behalf” of the songstress since their marriage. Blige asked for a delay in the spousal support case, since she’s on tour with Maxwell.
As reported by The Daily Mail he wants:
-$8,000 private chef
-$3,200 personal trainer
-$5,000 he pays his parents each month
-$71,000 in rent he owes to several properties.
-$5,000 a month in support for two children from a past relationship
-$2,500 on auto expenses and transportation
-$5,708 in maintenance and repair on his properties
-$5,732 on groceries.
-Isaacs also wants Blige to pay him an additional $100,000 for attorney fees and another $30,000 to his forensic accounting fees.
As we all know good and well, MJB had a budding career long before she married Kendu. In fact, she had six hit albums and the majority of her Grammys before they tied the knot.