Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot is Over

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

In a story, we have continued to track since 2019, it appears that former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has, at last, dropped his series of lawsuits against the band and their manager and settled for an undisclosed, likely large, sum of money. As reported by Metalsucks, new court documents filed in the New York State Supreme Court on October 29, indicate that Fehn has agreed to stop pursuing the suit “without prejudice,” meaning he cannot refile on the same claims. Ghost Cult has followed this story for a year and a half and even had a lawyer analyze the case since we are not lawyers. Continue reading

Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot Has Gone to Mediation for a Settlement

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

In a story, we have continued to track since 2019, and brand new developing news broken by Metalsucks.com, lawsuits filed against Slipknot by former percussionist Chris Fehn have finally gone to mediation for a settlement, perhaps telegraphing an end to the legal saga for both parties. In 2003 Slipknot dissolved the original partnership they had before they hit it big with their debut, in favor of a new arrangement giving control of the band to Corey Taylor, M. Shawn Crahan, and their manager Robert short of RSA. Fehn sure the band and both Taylor and Crahan, and he was dismissed from the band. Since we are not lawyers, we consulted with one to get their take on the potential outcome last year.It did not look good for Fehn at the time. Metalsucks has caught up on the most recent events, which we have excerpted below, but you can read the full update at their site at this link:Continue reading

Parts of Former Slipknot Percussionist Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Over Band Profits Gets Dismissed

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

Yesterday ( Tuesday (November 26) former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn’s lawyers were in court as they continue to pursue legal action against the band, Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan, and their business manager Robert Shore. According to a published report by MetalSucks, former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn’s individual claim against his former band’s business manager Robert Shore is likely to be dismissed in a New York court on. As per an indication by the judge for the case Shore is likely no longer going to be named as an individual in Fehn’s lawsuit, after Justice Melissa Anne Crane found that there wasn’t sufficient evidence tying him directly as a fiduciary to Fehn to warrant the individual claim. However, Fehn’s claim against Shore’s music business management company, Rob Shore & Associates, has been allowed to proceed for now. This past September, Slipknot members Corey Taylor and Michael Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) filed motions for dismissal from Fehn’s claims, insisting they have no ties to New York, where Fehn filed the case. They claim none of their contracts were executed in the state nor were any of their albums recorded in New York. Those claims are set to be heard on January 3, 2020.Continue reading

Update Issued on Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

According to a published report from The Blast, former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn is asking a judge deny the motion to have his lawsuit against the band tossed out. This is a typical response to an attempt to have a case dismissed and was expected. Slipknot’s business manager Robert Shore recently sought to have Fehn’s case thrown out. In his original lawsuit, Fehn accused Shore of playing a role in cheating him out of his rightful profits from Slipknot, along with chief band stakeholders as of 2003, Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan. Fehn claims that Shore and his company were directly responsible for managing his personal and business finances and he believes they had fiduciary obligations to him. Fehn’s lawyers have asserted Fehn is legally still in the band, while the band has appeared to move on without him. In case you missed it, Ghost Cult sought a real lawyer (because we don’t know shit about this) to examine the case and walk through possible outcomes. Read his feature below. Continue reading