SHE CAN’T FIGHT THE MOONLIGHT – BUT SHE’LL FIGHT HER DAD

The chart-topper is seeking to reclaim #5 million in earnings from her dad, who is her former manager...

Chart-topping teen country star LEANN RIMES has spoken about her £5 million legal wrangle with her father and former manager WILBUR.

The 18-year-old Texan, who is attempting to reclaim £5 million earnings that she believes he stashed away while she slogged on the road, fears she may have to testify against him.

She told the Daily Record today (November 21): “I was on the road for three and a half years straight and I didn’t have a home other than my bus. But it’s something that has taught me I have to separate my father from my business partner, who is also my dad. It’s unfortunate that he was both things. The one lesson I have learned is never mix my business with my family. I’m waiting to hear if I have to testify against my father as the court case is still going on.”

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She said she still loves her father very much, and still talks to him every day, but added: “We seldom talk business any more. Once in a while I’ll ask him for advice. It’s not like I shut him out.”

Rimes, who has sold 20 million albums since becoming a star at the age of 13, was managed for five years by her father.

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