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Marie Goes After Former Manager for $2 Mil

11/14/2009 9:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Marie Osmond has countersued her former agent, claiming he's made "extortionist demands" against her and defamed her as well.

Marie Osmond

TMZ has obtained the legal papers, filed in the arbitration case between Marie and former manager P. Karl Engemann. Marie wants $2 million from Engemann for the damages she claims he caused her.

The legal docs assert that Engemann "tried to extort Osmond to pay more compensation to him...by defaming and disparaging Osmond to third parties."

Osmond claims Engemann derailed her plan for a talk show by bungling the negotiations. She also says he screwed up her negotiations with "Dancing with the Stars" and her Nutrisystems commercials.

In addition to the $2 mil, Marie wants punitive damages.

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ilovetheshowmadmen    

sell another doll, you'll feel better.....

1617 days ago
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ilovetheshowmadmen    

hey, first and second~~~

1617 days ago
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Kooky Fan    

Cincinnatti - 7
West Virginia - 0

1st Quarter

1617 days ago
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Anon    

I like her less and less if that's possible.

1617 days ago
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Kat    

You Go Girl!!!!

1617 days ago
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Bob Barnett    

When's Marie's porn tape coming out?

1617 days ago
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jr70895    

I would love to do her!!!

1617 days ago
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aggrivated    

This is not the only case of this kind of conduct in the Entertainment Industry. I am glad that Marie is standing up and fighting back.
People are probably angry because a woman is taking care of business properly....you go Marie and you are helping the industry to set some decent guideline and not let this fellow get away with the laundry list of offenses.

1617 days ago
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that.is.all    

Marie is a dope.

1617 days ago
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AQ    

Wow, who knew extortion would be all the rage this year? Oh, wait, I'm sorry, it's not extortion, it's a 'business transaction'. Who will claim to be the next celebrity victim of extortion? Who is most in need of attention?

1617 days ago
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that.is.all    

Hey KRAZY KOOKIE

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU TODAY, ON TMZ THE LIVE SHOW, ABOUT YOU POSTING RECIPES.

1617 days ago
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hahahaha!    

These rich celebs want everyone else to do their work for them , then as soon as something goes wrong they want to sue. Here is an idea, take responsibility for your own life, your own jobs and your own money. That way you will KNOW when your accountant hasn't paid your taxes or that the negotiations with a show weren't going as planned. .. and how the hell is any of this 'extortion'?? Sounds like she didn't want to pay her employees and then wants to sue when they talk about her cheap a$$. Imagine your boss suing you every time you bit@hed about them or work? What a joke.

1617 days ago
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that.is.all    

YEA WHAT 16 SAID

1617 days ago
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guitarzan927    

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1617 days ago
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mrghj    

How did he fumble the ball on ALL of her negotiations?

Not an indictment against her. Just a real question. How did he ruin all of these business plans? Asking for too much on her behalf? Or hurting her reputation with those who might hire or work with her?

And only $2-million dollars? That doesn't seem all that much for everything she mentions.

Is it just a token named amount - just to (counter)sue?

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