Book Battle: Clive Davis Defends Kelly Clarkson Allegations

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Clive Davis defends his stories about Kelly Clarkson in new book.

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Kelly Clarkson’s not about to let anyone walk all over her — especially Clive Davis.

After the “Catch My Breath” songstress found out the record executive had a few unpleasant things to say about her in his new book, The Soundtrack Of My Life, she took to her WhoSay account to vent — claiming what he alleged was not true.

In the book, Clive writes, “It’s clear that Kelly Clarkson has a decidedly independent streak, to say the least, and often speaks in public before she realizes the implications of what she’s saying,” adding that she burst into “hysterical sobbing” in his office after he demanded she put “Since U Been Gone” on her second album.

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But on Wednesday, a day after Kelly sounded off, the 80-year-old is standing by his story.

“I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together,” he shared on Twitter. “Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all. The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them. I stand by the chapter as written in my book.”

According to Kelly, there was only one time she cried in front of him – when he told her she was a terrible writer after listening to what would become a No. 1 hit, “Because of You.”

“I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses … It feels like a violation,” the 30-year-old said in her online post. “Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cover to anyone – even Clive Davis.”

“He told me verbatim that I was a ‘[lousy] writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me,’” the 30-year-old continues. “[‘Because of You’ became a worldwide hit. He didn’t include that in the book.”

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She goes on to reveal that he once “stood up in front of his company at a convention and belitted me and my music.”

Though Clive, who also made headlines this week for admitting he’s bisexual in the book, says everything he stated was true, he still wishes nothing but the best for the singer.

“I stand by the chapter as written in my book,” he says in his defense. “At the same time I wish, and will always wish, Kelly’s talent and her career to soar to ever new heights.”

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