Marilyn Manson files motion to seal finances following pending lawsuit

March 23rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin  


Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has filed a motion requesting that all of his financial and business records be kept sealed during the discovery process pertaining to his ex-band mate’s pending lawsuit against him.

Former Marilyn Mansons band member keyboardist Stephen Bier, aka Madonna Wayne Gacy, had sued the heavy metalist for breach of contract in August, claiming the milky-eyed singer had used the group’s money to, among other things, finance a drug habit, pay for his wedding to Dita Von Teese and decorate his California home with an array of oddities, including Nazi memorabilia and a human skeleton, reports E! Online.

Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, countersued in December, accusing Bier of failing to meet contractual touring, recording and merchandising agreements.

Manson said that Bier has been collecting royalties, but during his tenure with the band he frequently showed up late and otherwise “failed to render services to the best of his ability and in a practical and cooperative manner.”

Because Bier’s allegations directly reference Manson’s cash value, his attorney argues, he should be allowed an order of protection protecting the confidentiality of his records.

If the order is granted as per Manson’s specifications, Bier’s lawyers will have access to the records but they would not be made part of the public record and his camp would not be allowed to show them to anyone else. (ANI)

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