THEA GARRETT’S CASE DISMISSED
TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS (VALLETTA, MALTA) – A court this morning dismissed a case instituted by promoters Grace Borg and Andrea Milana against former Malta Eurosong winner Thea Falzon Garrett and PBS.
The two had claimed that they had an exclusive management agreement with the singer and demanded payment of damages for violation of the contract. The court found that that there was no contractual agreement and Ms Falzon Garrett was needlessly brought into the case.
It was clear that there was serious disagreement between the promoters and the singer and their relationship had ended before the Eurosong Contest, the court said.
It was ironic that while the singer had entered the contest with the song My Dream, this had proved to be a nightmare for a young woman, who found herself in the midst of a legal battle over a contract she had never signed, and a warrant of seizure for a considerable sum, when she was supposed to be focussing on the song contest.
The warrant of seizure for €15,000 was issued the night before the show in Malta, the court observed. Just before the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Ms Borg applied for a second warrant of seizure, this time for €18,333.
These, the court said, were nothing more than manoeuvres aimed at demoralising the singer and cause her unnecessary anxiety. As a result she had also lost sponsorships from Go and Debenhams,
Such actions did not reflect well on Ms Borg who had earlier boasted of having discovered and nurtured the singer’s talents. The court said it had formed the opinion that Ms Borg was trigger happy in order to create unnecessary difficulties for the singer when she was meant to be enjoying her time.