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.