The former president of SEA Records in Nashville has filed suit against the label and several of its top executives, claiming her reputation has been slandered.

The former president of SEA Records in Nashville has filed suit against the label and several of its top executives, claiming her reputation has been slandered.

In the suit, filed May 12 in the circuit court for Davidson County, Tenn., Felicia "Lisa" Wysocky claims label executives engaged in a pattern of "persistent, intentional constant savaging ... for purely malicious reasons of the reputation Wysocky had built up in Nashville over the previous 19 years as an executive in the music industry."

Listed as defendants in the suit are SEA Records, parent company Sterling Entertainment Associates and several related businesses. Also named are SEA/Sterling CEO Tina Corry, SEA consultant Bob Saporiti and SEA/Sterling attorney Alan Phillips.

Wysocky was hired to run SEA last October and resigned from the company in December. The label recently relaunched under new management.

She claims in the suit that Corry told numerous people both inside and outside the company that Wysocky had embezzled several hundred thousand dollars.

Wysocky calls those allegations "false and slanderous." She says she left the company because of Corry's "explosive temper and foul mouth ... her questionable business practices and her poor treatment of employees, vendors and potential business partners."

In a statement, a SEA spokesperson said "we view these lawsuits as harassment from a disgruntled former employee. We anticipate full vindication."

For more information on the suit, see Billboard's Entertainment Law Weekly.