Phillip Phillips Worried That ‘American Idol’ Lawsuit Derailed His Career
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips opened up to PEOPLE magazine on Friday about the lawsuit that almost derailed his career.
In 2015, Phillips filed a lawsuit against 19 Entertainment for “manipulating” him and being “oppressive” about his career. Then more than a year later, 19 Entertainment filed a complaint alleging that the Season 11 winner was holding on to $1 million of the company’s money.
Phillips wasn’t allowed to release any music until the he reached a settlement last June 2016. He told PEOPLE: “It was really tough. I thought, ‘Man, is this ever going to end? Will I ever be able to release new music?’ [I was] a little depressed about it and also anxious trying to figure out what I can do to push things forward.”
Phillips is going on tour starting Feb. 9 to promote his new album “Collateral.”
I’m glad that’s over. Hopefully he can bounce back from this. Phillip has the best-selling single of all time from an “American Idol” alum with his song “Home.”