Phillip Phillips Files Legal Claim to Get Out of His ''Opressive'' American Idol Contract

January 27, 2015 3:04 AM

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Calling his contract "oppressive," the season 11 winner of American Idol has filed a legal claim with the California Labor Commissioner in hopes of voiding his management, recording and merchandising agreements with Idol producer 19 Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on American Idol," Phillips told THR. "The value that the fans and the show have given to my career is not lost on me. However, I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with. ...

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