June 09, 2009 01:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
Gone Country host and Nashville star judge, John Rich, is being sued by former contestant Jared Ashley. It all started when Ashley filed assault and harrassment charges against the country singer and now he wants 2.9 million dollars!
As reported by MSNBC.com:
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Circuit Court, Jared Ashley cites the assault and harassment allegations and contends that Rich and Rich’s attorney defamed him by falsely telling the media that Ashley demanded $2.9 million to drop the charges.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.Rich turned himself in to Nashville police last week to face assault and harassment charges and was released on $3,000 bond.He denied all the charges. A representative for Rich said Tuesday that the singer declined comment.
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