(EXCLUSIVE) Producer Sean Garrett Loses Legal Battle w/Ex-Bodyguard, Jury Hits Him with $65K Judgement

Garrett fired back claiming Quarles never had a written contract with him and he denied he violating any federal labor laws and asked the court to dismiss the entire lawsuit.

The two have been battling in court for over four years. The bodyguard explained in his deposition that Garrett demanded so much from him recalling a situation when he interrupted his honeymoon because he claimed that he had been robbed.

Sean Garrett, Kelly Rowland

Sean Garrett, Kelly Rowland

Also, Garrett allegedly only allowed Quarles 13 days off in 2007 and often he was required to work with Garrett in the studio from 2am to 2am the next day. The bodyguard was made to accompany him to meetings with Beyonce and Jay Z but also made to accompany him to Office Depot, the Apple Store and PetSmart.

Quarles says that as a result of the demanding schedule, he began to develop health problems and started passing out regularly — which his doctor said was due to his job.

The trial began this month, with a jury hearing both sides in court. Then after three days in court, the jury came back with its decision and sided with the bodyguard. They found that Garrett did indeed screw over his former employee by not paying him overtime during June 2008 – the end of 2009. They awarded Quarles a total of $65,497.50 in unpaid wages plus costs and interest since 2009.

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