2007 – Marilyn Manson was being sued by a former band member who said he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in shared profits. Stephen Bier, who played keyboards under the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, claimed he was not paid properly over a period of almost two decades. In legal papers filed in Los Angeles, Bier […]
2006 – Kazaa settles a lawsuit with the major record companies for $100 million. EMI Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group had sued the downloading service for copyright infringement.
2005 – Michael Jackson’s seemingly un-ending legal woes continue, as he’s sued for breach-of-contract by a financial firm which claims it’s still owed money for a loan it negotiated.
2004 – Lenny Kravitz is sued after a backed-up toilet allegedly causes over $300,000 worth of damage to a neighbour’s apartment in New York.
2004 – Latin pop star Ricky Martin (“She Bangs”) is sued by his ex-manager Angelo Medina, who alleges Martin reneged on an agreement to retain Medina to manage his career in his native Puerto Rico.
2004 – Prince and his bodyguard are sued by a college student when supposedly he tried to snap a shot at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The PP and the PPB, (Purple Prince and Purple Prince Bodygaurd), must’ve been camera shy, but the student alleges he was beaten and had his camera stripped off him when […]
2003 – Van Morrison is ordered in London’s High Court to pay 40,000 pounds ($67,000) in damages to a hotel owner over the cancellation of a scheduled gig. Gary Marlow, landlord of the Crown Hotel in Wiltshire, England, had sued the veteran singer and his production company Exile for up to 400,000 pounds ($670,000), claiming […]
2003 – Britney Spears is sued by a Japanese man accused of being her stalker. Masahiko Shizawa alleges her bodyguards threatened him with a gun, causing “extreme emotional stress.”
2003 – Madonna is sued by the son of the late fashion photographer Guy Boudin, who claims the singer/kids book author copied his dad’s imagery in her video for “Hollywood.”
2003 – Rock wild man Ted Nugent is sued by a New Hampshire woman who claims he’s the father of her eight-year-old son and hasn’t ponied up the necessary child support.
2003 – Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is sued by a Queens woman who claims bouncers at his Manhattan restaurant roughed her up. The plaintiff wants $5 million in damages.
2003 – Skechers announces it has signed an endorsement deal with Christina Aguilera. Fellow pop strumpet Britney Spears previously sued the shoe company for failing to make good on a separate marketing deal.