Country music legend Randy Travis, who was arrested earlier this year on a public intoxication charge in Texas, is facing more legal troubles — this time in the form of a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife’s management company.
Elizabeth Travis, who managed Randy Travis’ career for nearly 30 years, claims the singer had a “large truck, an armed guard and several other men” invade her office on Music Row.
“The mass of items taken before [Elizabeth Travis] could even go through them included computers with work in progress, files, business records, framed record plaques and photographs hanging on the walls,” the lawsuit claims.
According to the complaint, Randy Travis entered into a management agreement with Elizabeth Travis on March 29, 2011, five months after they divorced. On August 8, 2011, Randy Travis stated that he wanted out of the contract and “caused his attorneys to purport to terminate the Agreement,” according to the lawsuit.
The truck, armed guard and men showed up a day later.
Elizabeth Travis claims Randy Travis breached the part of his contract that maintains he “act in a conscientious and professional manner.”
The lawsuit — filed last week in Davidson County Chancery Court — calls Randy Travis’ actions “intentional, malicious, reckless and oppressive” which “constituted a breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealings implied in all Tennessee contracts.”
Randy Travis released a statement through his PR firm, Webster & Associates, on Monday.
“It is unfortunate that it’s come to this. We believe the lawsuit lacks merit and that we have legal defenses to her claims,” Travis said.
Music Row magazine reported in January that Randy Travis is now signed with Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and SUM Management’s Jeff Davis.
Randy Travis has 18 No. 1 hits and 29 Top 10 singles, according to his website. He won six Grammys, six Country Music Association awards, seven Academy of Country Music awards, and seven Dove awards for his work in gospel music.
The singer made headlines earlier this year after being arrested on Feb. 6 for public intoxication in the parking lot of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas.