She has had her contract rejected.
You’d be hard pressed to find a person in the US or Australia who doesn’t know that the father of Bindi Irwin, Steve Irwin is dead. Yet in a strange legal twist the 17-year old has been told to prove just that.
TMZ reports that in order to be paid for her work on Dancing With the Stars the young Australian must prove her father cannot sign a form stating he gives up his rights to her earnings.
The 17-year-old and partner Derek Hough are one of the favourites to win Dancing with the Stars in the US.
Under a legal requirement for the show submitted a “minor’s contract” to an L.A. Superior Court judge as Bindi is a minor at 17.
She doesn’t turn 18 until next July.
Her mother, Terri was required to sign a form agreeing to give up all rights to any money her daughter will earn from the show. TMZ claims that the judge also asked for the same release from Bindi’s dad and without proof of Steve giving up his rights to Bindi’s money, the judge ruled that ‘the court is unable to find that it is in the best interest of the minor to be bound by the terms of the contract.’