Campbell Sued Over Documentary

Glen Campbell is being sued by production house The Record Company, which accuses the singer of breaching a contract to collaborate in making a documentary on the ailing performer’s farewell tour. 

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Campbell is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and the lawsuit calls into question the validity of legal agreements made with someone suffering from that affliction. Campbell announced he had Alzheimer’s in June 2011, but two weeks earlier he signed an initial agreement with The Record Company to develop a project surrounding what would soon be known as the country music icon’s last tour.

The contract was finalized June 30, a week after Campbell announced his ailment, according to the lawsuit. The plaintiffs claim Campbell then “collaborated with entities other than the Record Company to develop, produce and exploit the project” – namely movie director James Keach and his production company.

Keach is responsible for the Johnny Cash vehicle “Walk the Line.” Keach is not named as a defendant.

The documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” is scheduled to to be released Oct. 24.