Slipknot's Chris Fehn

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor & M. Shawn Crahan Seeking To Have Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Thrown Out Of Court


Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan are seeking to have the lawsuit filed against them by the band’s ousted percussionist Chris Fehn thrown out of court. Back on March 13th, 2019 Fehn filed suit against Crahan, Taylor and the band’s business manager Robert Shore (and his firm Rob Shore & Associates).  He alleged that Shore and the aforementioned two band members had secretly established a number of Slipknot-related business entities, using them to enriching themselves outside of a general partnership the band had previously established to divvy up their profits.

Fehn claimed that the trio had also assigned the band’s trademarks to at least one of the LLCs without his knowledge. He further claimed to have only found out about the business entities during the negotiations for the band’s latest album “We Are Not Your Kind“. He was fired earlier this shortly after filing suit against the aforementioned parties.

While Shore has previously sought to have the suit dismissed, Taylor and Crahan are now seeking to have the case thrown out due to where it was filed.

According to legal documents filed on September 11th, 2019 obtained by The Blast, the pair claim that Fehn‘s decision to file the case in the state of New York is erroneous given that the band have no presence or ties in the state. They further went on to say that none of their contracts were executed in the state, nor were any of their albums recorded there. They went on point out that their only business dealings are related to live shows there.

Notably the band’s longtime label home of Roadrunner Records has been based in New York City, NY, but the label was not named in the suit. With the suit Fehn has been seeking a full accounting of the band’s various business entities to uncover any potential monies owed to him and establish possible damages.

He has also been seeking a trust for the Slipknot trademarks that both the alleged general partnership and himself (for relevant works) would be able to benefit from going forward.

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