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Kelly Clarkson: I Refuse To Be ‘Bullied’ By Clive Davis

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Kelly Clarkson ripped Clive Davis, calling him a bully, after she was put off by passages about her career in his new book, The Sound Track of My Life.

“I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation,” American Idol’s first winner said on her WhoSay account Tuesday. “It feels like a violation.”

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In the book, Davis said he had a meeting with Clarkson in which “Kelly burst into hysterical sobbing” because her eventual hit Since U Been Gone would be put in her 2004 album, Breakaway.

The Grammy-winning songstress countered that Davis’ story was “not true at all” and that “his stories and songs are mixed up.

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“I couldn’t be more proud of that song,” she wrote. “I resent him dampening that song in any way.”

She said she cried after Davis bullied her about her abilities as a songwriter after listening to a track called Because of You.

“He hated it and told me verbatim that I was a ‘sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.’”

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She wrapped up saying, “I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans,” and that “growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone — even Clive Davis.”

Davis later issued a statement through his rep saying, “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.

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“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. 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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In his tome, Davis, who’s currently the chief creative officer for Sony Music Entertainment, also reveals his bisexuality, as he said he was involved in a 13-year relationship with a doctor, and a 7-year relationship with another man. (He did not name them so as to protect their privacy.)

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