As previously reported, Chris Fehn has been removed from Slipknot after suing the band, specifically Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, due to an income dispute. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Supreme Court of the State Of New York, has since been released to the public and it offers more insight into the situation.
Fehn is claiming that Taylor and Crahan were operating various Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. A number of defendants were named in the suit including: two versions of Slipknot, Incorporated (New York & California), Knot Merch LLC, Knot Touring LLC, SK Productions, LLC; Knot Touring LLC, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Corey Taylor, band manager Robert Shore, and Shore’s law firm Rob Shore & Associates, Inc.
The court documents say “Fehn reposed trust and confidence in the fidelity and integrity of Crahan and Taylor to operate the Slipknot general partnership for the mutual benefit of the partners.” However, Fehn believes Crahan, Taylor, and Shore were violating that trust by establishing these businesses without his consent and that they earned money from the band’s trademarks without compensating their general partnership.
On top of that, Fehn also claims that Shore and his firm “have acted in violation of their fiduciary duties owed to [him] by favoring and enriching Crahan and Taylor.”
The lawsuit also says the “actions of Crahan and Taylor have damaged Fehn and the Slipknot partnership” and that “Fehn is entitled to an accounting of the business of the Slipknot partnership from its inception through and including the present.”
This news comes after Taylor recently said he was “wrongfully accused of stealing money.”
You can find the full lawsuit HERE.