Coach sues Naomi Osaka, says she owes him 20% of earnings

Coach sues Naomi Osaka, says she owes him 20% of earnings

Two time grand slam winner, Naomi Osaka is being sued by her former coach, Christophe Jean, who worked with her when she was 13 years in 2011. The coa

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Two time grand slam winner, Naomi Osaka is being sued by her former coach, Christophe Jean, who worked with her when she was 13 years in 2011. The coach is asking for 20 percent of her earnings. Jean says he signed a contract with Osaka’s father, Leonard Francois, who he says could not afford to pay for his services training both Osaka and her sister, Mari. According to the contract, Jean says he is entitled to 20 percent of Naomi and Mari Osaka’s “tennis prize money and endorsement deals forever.” He believes he’s due $2 million already.

However, Naomi Osaka who is now 21 is contesting the contract as she never signed nor saw something that purportedly gives away part of herself at the age of 14. Her layer, Alex Spiro, says Jean’s claim is straight up absurd.
“While it comes as no surprise that Naomi’s meteoric rise as an international icon and inspiration would lead to some false claim, this silly ‘contract’ that Naomi never saw or signed which purports to give away part of herself at the age of 14 – is particularly absurd. This case has no merit and we will move past it,” Spiro says.

Naomi who beat Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open has since blossomed into a tennis superstar, currently ranked #1 in the world. She’s made more than $10.8m during her career and that’s not including endorsement money.