Marilyn Manson Settles Lawsuit

Old concert photo of Messrs. Manson (far right) and Gacy (rear) taken during happier times. Also pictured, Mr. Twiggy Ramirez, who was not a party to the suit.

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.

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~ by siouxsielaw on December 23, 2009.

2 Responses to “Marilyn Manson Settles Lawsuit”

  1. Haha, that’s why the stage show was so lousy when he performed in Sydney recently – he’s too broke for set and props! I was disappointed, as he used to have lavish sets and costumes. This time round the stage was bare, and he’d go off and change …his hat! His attitude was pretty bad too…

    I guess you don’t think about what pressures they have behind the scenes sometimes, that might make for a poor performance.

  2. […] is lurid and glamorous at the same time.  Give Mansinthe, Marilyn Manson’s brand, a try.  Say what you want about the guy, the man knows his […]

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