But TMZ reports that the former Idol judge might have been the victim of bad legal dealings.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Steven is at the center of a lawsuit between Kovac Media Group (the singer’s former personal manager) and his current lawyer, Dina LaPolt. Kovac hired Dina earlier this year to negotiate a new Idol contract for Steven. But the suit claims that the lawyer’s poor tactics — which include disclosing Kovac’s bargaining strategy — cost Steven a potential raise of $6-8 million.
The Aerosmith frontman ultimately chose to leave Idol and also opted to hire Dina and get rid of Kovac. Steven received a severance check from the show, but Kovac claims that it never received its cut of the commission. Kovac is now seeking $8 million from Dina in the suit.
Although Steven isn’t specifically named in the court documents, sources say that he’s most definitely the artist caught in the middle of the case.