Who is Rebecca Drucker? Ex-manager suing Ricky Martin claims she saved him from 'devastating scandal'

Drucker claimed that she once saved Martin's career from a 'devastating' scandal and that he owes her millions of dollars in commission


                            Who is Rebecca Drucker? Ex-manager suing Ricky Martin claims she saved him from 'devastating scandal'
Ricky Martin (R) was managed by Rebecca Drucker (L) from 2014 to 2018, and later from 2020 to 2022 (Getty Images)
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Post the sexual abuse allegations by members of his former band Menudo against manager Edgardo Díaz where Ricky Martin chose to remain silent, the singer is now making headlines again. Martin has been sued for over $3 million by his former manager Rebecca Drucker, who managed him for two separate periods, first from 2014 to 2018 and then later, from 2020 to 2022. Drucker alleged that he “fostered a toxic work environment” and “mistreated, manipulated and lied to her”.

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As reported by New York Post, the 15-page lawsuit, filed with the LA Central District Court, claims that Drucker helped Martin through "recording contracts, touring and sponsorship deals, and other professional endeavors," adding, "With Rebecca at his side, Martin made millions of dollars and therefore owes Rebecca substantial commissions." The manager also said she once saved Martin's career from a "devastating" scandal and further added, that he has substance abuse issues, and fostered a "toxic" work environment. "For years, she protected Martin from the consequences of his reckless indiscretions. Rebecca did so not only because she was his manager, but also because she thought that Martin was her dear friend," the lawsuit mentioned. It further reads, "Rebecca Drucker saved Ricky Martin’s career. There is just one problem: Martin completely and maliciously refused to pay Rebecca the millions of dollars in commissions that he owes her under their management agreement.”

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Moreover, the manager claims that in September 2020, the singer was threatened with a "potentially career-ending allegation” but because of her guidance, he was able to "emerge unscathed and proceed with his professional resurgence." The lawsuit states, "In one example among many, in or around September 2020, Martin received a letter from a highly-respected litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California. Rebecca stood next to Martin as they read the legal letter for the first time. In that letter, the attorney threatened to publicly file a legal complaint against Martin if he did not pay money to resolve a claim against him alleged by his attorney's client."

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The lawsuit further shows a "forced" termination of their business relationship, which has been highlighted. Drucker alleged that Martin on a regular basis manipulated and lied to her. After a "communication breakdown" in July 2021, Drucker resigned, but once again Martin "begged" her to stay. She agreed but later resigned in April 2022, according to the lawsuit.

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Drucker is now seeking millions of dollars of unpaid commissions from the deals she brokered for Martin. She further stated that the singer has "now threatened" her to remain silent with a nondisclosure agreement, to which she refused.

A trial by jury on all issues and causes of action has been demanded by Ducker.

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