According to Billboard.com, Steven Tyler's attorney and the AEROSMITH singer's former management firm have reached an undisclosed settlement in their legal dispute over his "American Idol" contract.Kovac Media Group's lawsuit against Dina LaPolt alleged she cost Tyler a $6 to $8 million pay raise in 2011 in his contract for another season with "American Idol". Kovac Media Group (d/b/a Tenth Street Entertainment), which served as Tyler's personal manager, brought in LaPolt to help negotiate a new deal for the rocker at the end of his last "Idol" season. The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, claimed LaPolt told "American Idol"'s agent that Tenth Street Entertainment's principal, Allen Kovac, "overplayed his hand with his aggressive behavior" and that "American Idol" could get the Artist for cheap, thereby undermining and negating Kovac's/the Artist's position in the negotiations." Tyler filed a declaration in which he explained he fired Tenth Street Entertainment because Kovac "was disrespectful and rude to my business associates, insulted and verbally abused my fiancée, my lawyer, my family, my assistants, and my accountants." Tyler announced his departure from "Idol" in July 2012 after serving as a judge for two seasons on the hit Fox program. The AEROSMITH frontman explained that he wanted to refocus on his music career.
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