Ukrainian Olympic figure skating gold medalist Oksana Baiul, and her company, sued the William Morris Agency, claiming it cheated her of earnings, royalties, and residuals after signing her when she was a minor that did not read or speak English.

More than a decade after signing her, Baiul’s manager discovered that while William Morris had collected $9.5 million on her behalf, it had failed to go after fees she was owed, and had executed contracts to transfer some of her earnings to “legal strangers: - Olympic Champions Ltd. And Ukrainian Financial Group. The agency also took larger than agreed upon fees after transferring $200,000 of her earnings to settle a dispute between Olympic Champions Ltd. And Ukrainian Financial Group.

Source: Courthouse News Service