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Tamar Braxton’s ex-husband, music executive Vincent Herbert, has been ordered by a New York judge to appear in court regarding a case brought by Sony Music.

Herbert is expected to appear in court on January 22, 2020, because Sony Music is attempting to collect $4 million from him for a separate legal battle, The Blast reports.

Sony has accused the music executive of not paying anything on his debt. Sony provided evidence that they served Herbert at his business address. However, he has yet to respond to the case or show up in court.

Sony originally sued Herbert back in 2017 for unpaid advances. The music executive was hired to find new talent and Sony paid him in advance which was supposed to be recouped after music sales. However, the lawsuit claims that Herbert never paid the advances. Herbert’s default judgment is $3,738, 515. 93.

Sony brought the new case against Herbert in New York in an attempt to seize his assets. The music label believes that Herbert has been hiding assets.

Vincent Herbert

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 16: Music producer Vincent Herbert attends the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013 at Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

The lawsuit states, “For example, until approximately August 2018, Vincent was known to live in a home in a gated community in Calabasas, California. Upon information and belief, this home was owned by an entity directly or indirectly controlled by Herbert called Glory Place LLC FKA Heavenly Place LLC.”

“While living at this home, Herbert undertook extraordinary steps to undermine Sony Music’s efforts to serve documents in order to domesticate the Judgment in California. Sony Music had to turn to the California courts to allow for substitute service. Upon information and belief, when the Calabasas home was sold in 2018 for $9.8 million, the proceeds went primarily to pay down certain of Herbert’s direct and indirect creditors, but not to pay down the Judgment.”

The record company also accused Herbert of creating a second shell company called GloJoe.  “Sony Music has learned that, since the date of the Judgment, Herbert had caused ATV to arrange for payments to him in excess of $472,000 through using GloJoe as an alter ego, including $400,000 in April 2019,” Sony noted in the lawsuit.

Sony also believes that Herbert collected an additional $1,825,424 using GloJoe. Herbert has had a myriad of financial issues over the past few years. He was previously found in contempt of court in a separate court case for refusing to turn over his financial records.

In October 2017, Braxton filed for divorce from Herbert following nine years of marriage. During the divorce, Herbert also refused to show up in court, according to The Blast.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 31: Songwriter Vincent Herbert (L) and singer Tamar Braxton attend WE tv’s premiere of “Kendra On Top” and “Driven To Love” at Estrella Sunset on March 31, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for WE tv)

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