X Factor: Rebecca Ferguson sued by former management team Modest!

Rebecca Ferguson

Modest! Management have launched a legal claim against Rebecca Ferguson, after she quit the company earlier this year.

The Liverpudlian singer finished runner up on The X Factor back in 2010, releasing a platinum selling debut album a year later.

But in June this year she split from Modest in a very public incident that spilled onto Twitter.

She claimed her management team "watched me collapse [then] gave me a can of Coke and said now go do your interview."

She added: "I need to see my children you need to give me time off vile!!!!

"Be nice to have a nice new responsible caring management team!! Who care for me and my childrens well being #seeyouincourt!!!"

Now Modest! are suing Rebecca for breaching her contract, demanding 20% of all of her future earnings.

The legal claim reveals some interesting stats about the contracts the stars of The X Factor enter into when on the show.

In papers filed in London, Modest say that Rebecca signed a 5 year management deal with them in October 2010, just as the X Factor live shows were beginning.

Modest's management team claim that Rebecca backed out the contract in June 2012 via email.

I am really unhappy with how I have been treated by you over the last couple of months and how miserable I have become," the email is quoted as saying.

"The deterioration of my health has not been relevent [sic] to you until this week when it reached another low point.

"I have lost all faith and trust in you as managers so I have no option but to terminate our working relationship with immediate effect."

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