Union J Face Legal Action From Former Manager
Ex-boss says boys deserted him to audition for reality TV show...
The X Factor hopefuls Union J are facing a threat of legal action from a manager who claims he put them together, but that they then abandoned him.
Julian White claims he formed boy band Rewind last year with Union J members Josh Cuthbert, Jamie “JJ” Hamblett and Jaymi Hensley - but that they then dumped him for former X Factor hopeful Blair Dreelan.
He told The Sun: "I made these lads and we signed an agreement for a contract. Next thing I know they've changed their name to Triple J and auditioned for X Factor with Blair as their manager.
"They got all aggressive when I asked them why they'd gone. But I've consulted my lawyer and as soon as they start earning I'm coming after them for five per cent of their earnings.
"I'm told I have a very good case."
But the paper also quotes "pals" of the act as dismissing the claim, saying: "He managed them before George joined the group, so they're not even the same band when he managed them."
And their new manager said: "Union J are confident that the ex-manager of Triple J has no contractual claims over the band."
The boys enjoyed a trip to the Skyfall premiere in London last night.