Soundgarden’s making it through members have actually dropped a legal complaint declaring their late frontman Chris Cornell’s widow misused funds from a benefit concert.
In a suit submitted in Might, bandmates Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd implicated Vicky Cornell of utilizing funds meant for charity for “personal purposes for herself and her family,” after they declared to have an oral contract to carry out free of charge at last year’s I Am the Highway: A Homage to Chris Cornell concert.
The filing followed Vicky took legal action against the group over the rights to numerous unreleased tunes and what was referred to as “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in royalty payments her family were due following her hubby’s suicide in 2017.
Nevertheless, according to The Hollywood Press reporter, the band have actually dropped the claims after Vicky’s attorneys supposedly threatened the group with Guideline 11 sanctions for filing “shameful and objectively frivolous” claims.
“When we threatened Soundgarden with the undisputed facts that their claims concerning Vicky Cornell and the Cornell Charitable Foundation were disgraceful and fabricated by requesting the court sanction them for their appalling conduct, they caved in and agreed to drop their claims,” Vicky’s attorney Marty Vocalist stated in a declaration.
“We were looking forward to having the court make Soundgarden and their attorneys accountable for their shameful conduct, but they instead backed off their meritless claims since they knew they would lose the Rule 11 motion, which is used in court to punish and deter parties and their attorneys from pursuing objectively frivolous claims.”
According to the filing, the band still thinks their claims that millions of dollars were unaccounted for are “well-founded” however accepted willingly dismiss them “for reasons communicated” to Vicky’s attorneys.
In action to Vicky’s own claim, Soundgarden “categorically (deny) every material contention lobbed against them including that they were uncaring following Cornell’s death in 2017.”
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