Marilyn Manson Settles Lawsuit
Siouxsie is not a huge fan of Marilyn Manson. And Siouxsie understands that there is some debate as to whether Marilyn Manson’s music is even goth. But nevertheless, she felt obligated to keep her readers informed on the status of Mr. Manson’s on-going legal battles.
As reported at this link,
Marilyn Manson’s insurance coverage will pay $175,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against him by a former member of his band, but all of the money will go to the plaintiff’s attorney, a lawyer for the goth rocker said today.
Stephen Bier (better known by the stage names Pogo and Madonna Wayne Gacy ), who was seeking more than $20 million, alleged in his lawsuit that Manson was using band money to buy items ranging from Nazi memorabilia to a $150,000 engagement ring for his now ex-wife Dita Von Teese. Manson , whose real name is Brian Warner , countersued Bier for failing to perform his recording, touring and promotional duties during his tenure in the band.
This is a good outcome. The Goth rockers settled their differences and the lawyers (probably not Goth lawyers though) got paid.