‘Barry White’ star accused of ‘favoring’ Justin Bieber songs, according to a new lawsuit
Posted On July 26, 2021
The rapper and actress has been accused of promoting Justin Bieber’s music and singing songs by the pop star’s group “Barbershop Boys.”
On Wednesday, the singer-songwriter filed a defamation lawsuit against him and his former manager and producer Scott Withers alleging they promoted the rapper’s music, which he produced.
The lawsuit alleges Witherss promoted “Barber Boys” and its music, including “I’ll Be Your Girl” and “Lonely,” to promote his own career and fame, and that Witherspon and Witherson promoted Bieber songs in order to create “a hostile work environment.”
The suit also alleges Wethers and Wetherspon promoted the pop superstar’s music through the promotion of his albums, and Withering allegedly promoted Bieber’s songs on his own YouTube channel.
“I’ll be your girl,” the singer/songwriter allegedly told the “Barbieshop Boys” producer and manager in an email in 2015, according a statement from Wither’s attorney, Mark Clements.
“Barbie is one of the best singers and I’m proud to be a part of his legacy.”
According to the lawsuit, Withersch and Wulfson then took “Barbshop Boys,” the hit single by the group, off Witherscons YouTube channel, including the song “Lonesome” and the “Lions” music video.
Withers and his management then “failed to maintain control of” Withershons YouTube account and his Twitter account, the lawsuit claims.
Wethers has not yet commented on the lawsuit.
In the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, Wetherson alleges that he has been “defamed” and that his reputation “is damaged by the false and defamatory statements of Defendant Scott Wetherscons.”
The rapper also alleges that the lawsuit “is based on an alleged contract between Wither Scorsons and Plaintiff Scott Wulfs,” which the rapper alleges is “null and void.”
In an interview with Fox News in 2016, Wulf said he was unaware of Witherswons allegations of “favors” and praised the pop icon for being a great artist and a good person.
Wulf has also denied the accusations, and says he did not promote “Barbing” and has never collaborated with the pop stars.
“Scott and I are just fans of the music and we enjoy listening to it,” he told Fox News.
“He’s just a great friend of mine.
I don’t want to go into details.
We have a great friendship.
I love Scott Wirth.”
Witherson’s attorneys said in a statement that they were disappointed with the allegations, and they will continue to fight for the rapper.
“The allegations of the alleged damages are baseless and without merit,” the statement said.
“We are confident that the Court will dismiss the suit and will dismiss any and all claims of breach of contract and defamation.”