Chris Fehn’s Slipknot lawsuit reveals unfair compensation claims details
More details have emerged about former Slipknot drummer Chris Fehn’s lawsuit against the band since the documents have been made public.
It came to light more than a week ago that Fehn was suing Slipknot for “unfair compensation” for the time he spent touring.
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Following the lawsuit, the band announced Fehn was out of the group.
“Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6 and our upcoming shows around the world—our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life. Long live the knot,” they wrote on their website.
Now, since the records are public, we know a little more about Fehn’s claims and who exactly they are against.
He is suing for two counts of “breach of fiduciary duty,” one count of “unjust enrichment” and one count of “breach of implied in fact contract.”
Fehn's lawsuit is against two different versions of Slipknot, Inc., both in New York and Los Angeles. It’s also against Knot Merch LLC, Knot Touring LLC, SK Productions, LLC; Knot Touring LLC, M. Shawn Crahan(Clown), lead singer Corey Taylor, manager Robert Shore and Shore's law firm, Rob Shore & Associates, Inc.
The lawsuit also reveals that when he joined Slipknot in 1998 at will, he “reposed trust and confidence in the fidelity and integrity of Crahan and Taylor to operate the Slipknot general partnership for the mutual benefit of the partners.”
It goes on to say he was unaware of the other Slipknot companies that were created and made money.
Fehn's document also states that Crahan and Taylor owed fiduciary duties to Fehn and breached those duties. It says that Fehn’s services “were not rendered gratuitously but with expectation of compensation” and that he “was not compensated fully or reasonably” for those services.
You can read all of Fehn’s claims in the full document here.
Since the lawsuit was filed, Taylor spoke out about the band being accused of stealing and former guitarist Donnie Steele defended Fehn.
In other Slipknot news, the band released their most recent single, “All Out Life,” on Halloween, marking their first in four years. Since then, the band have shared plenty of studio teasers.
The band also recently announced a massive North American tour. The band hasn’t commented on if someone will fill in for Fehn.
The Knotfest Roadshow North American tour kicks off this July with support from Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. Tickets are on sale now, and you can check out a list of dates below.
07/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/08 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds*
08/11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
08/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/04 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only
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