Slipknot members Corey Taylor, Clown call for dismissal of Chris Fehn suit
Fehn has been pursuing a lawsuit against the band since he left the group in March over a pay dispute.
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, Crahan, Taylor , manager Robert Shore and Shore’s law firm, Rob Shore & Associates, Inc.
While the majority of the back and forth has been among lawyers, back in July, Shore requested that Fehn’s lawsuit be thrown out. Shore also requested that he be removed from the lawsuit, denying that he did anything wrong.
Fehn responded to that claim by urging the judge to continue to move forward against all parties, including Shore. The manager then filed a motion requesting for dismissal yet again.
Now, Taylor and Crahan are responding for the first time about the lawsuit in documents obtained by The Blast.
Both parties say that Fehn’s lawsuit was filed in the wrong court, adding that they have no ties to New York where the percussionist initially filed the suit. They also allege that none of their contracts were signed in the state, adding that Slipknot also never recorded an album there.
“Other than infrequent performances in New York when the band has been on national and international tours, Crahan and Taylor simply have no presence in New York,” the documents state.
Because they are claiming the suit was filed in the wrong court, they are also demanding that it be thrown out by the judge.
Slipknot recently released their No. 1 album We Are Not Your Kind and have been touring for the majority of the summer. They just finished up the most recent leg of their Knotfest Roadshow in Texas earlier this week. You can listen to the new album below.
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