Thea Garrett, representing Malta at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, has become the latest victim in Grace Borg's quest against PBS. The former head of Malta Eurosongboard has, according to Times of Malta, filed a garnishee order of â�¬18,000 against the young woman, effectively freezing her assets, for allegedly breaching an exclusivity contract.
Grace Borg claims that she is still manager of the 18 year old that took Malta by storm during the Eurosong final earlier this year and should therefore be directly involved in all of her performances and her Eurovision Song Contest participation. After several legal battles against PBS, this is believed that this is the first time that Grace Borg has targetted a Eurovision Song Contest representative directly.
Times of Malta report:
"Last Friday, on the eve of Thea's departure to Oslo, Ms Borg filed a garnishee order of €18,000 against the young woman, effectively freezing her assets, for allegedly breaching an exclusivity contract.
"Ms Borg had first pushed Thea into sharing the stage with Italian star Gigi D'Alessio in Rome. After she won the Eurosong festival and made a deal with PBS, Ms Borg came forward insisting she is still the singer's manager and should be involved.
"The saga promises to continue in Norway as Ms Borg, together with business partner Andrea Milana, yesterday issued a statement saying they will be watching how the PBS team handles the situation and if they feel they are not delivering they will be held responsible. Ms Borg and Mr Milana are not ruling out the possibility of being present in Oslo themselves.
"The statement ends: "We wish Thea the best as it is also in our interest. At no time did we want to hinder this success."
"The timing of the garnishee order has dampened Thea's enthusiasm, but she wipes her tears, puts on a brave face and refuses to let anyone rob her of her dream."