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He Said, She Said Clarkson ‘Bullied’ by Davis Memoir Harper Smith

Clarkson ‘Bullied’ by Davis Memoir

And let the backlash begin. Kelly Clarkson has penned an open letter on her blog in response to claims made by music mogul Clive Davis in his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life. Clarkson, whom Davis and Simon Fuller signed to RCA Records after she won the first season of American Idol, says she feels “bullied” by Davis, who claims she burst into “hysterical sobbing” after he forced her to include “Since U Been Gone” on her 2004 Breakaway album. But Clarkson insists “his stories and songs are mixed up.” “I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called ‘Because of You,’” Clarkson wrote. “I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a ‘sh--ty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.’” The singer also refutes Davis’s claims that she did not co-pen any hit songs on her third album, My December.

February 19, 2013 6:39 PM