Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Involved In Legal Battle With His Ex-Wife

According to Rolling Stone, Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland is currently involved in a legal battle with his ex-wife Carré Callaway (Queen Kwong). The issue is reportedly related to a defamation agreement that they signed amid their divorce.

Borland has taken issue with comments Callaway made during an interview with Bandcamp Daily. The following was said about that chat:

“[Callaway] claimed Borland gave [her] three days to leave their Detroit-area marital home with several rescue cats after the marriage fell apart. She is quoted as saying that one of the cats, Daisy — whom she eulogized on her album ‘The Mourning Song’ died a week after he left because he was the only one who could care for her.”

An album review published from Flood Magazine repeated those claims, while also suggesting that the song “Emdr Atm“ was about Callaway getting gaslighted by Borland. The guitarist claims Callaway’s comments are a violation of their divorce and that she is trying to defame him and profit off of his name. He is currently seeking $5,000 and court fees.

Callaway issued the following statement to Rolling Stone:

“The TRUTH CANNOT BE DEFAMATORY. This action is simply a tactic to bully, intimidate, and silence me. This is an attempt to financially ruin me, exhaust my physical well-being and denigrate my credibility with the explicit intent of causing harm to my career.

This is an overall attack on freedom of speech and artistic expression. What does it mean for indie musicians like myself —who can’t afford to even tour these days — to have to worry about fighting frivolous lawsuits.

What does it mean for women who are already afraid to tell their stories? What does it mean for journalists if their words can be spun to silence the very women they’re trying to give a platform to?”

Borland’s representative, B. Andrew Rifkin, also commented:

“Mr. Borland filed a post-judgment motion asking that the Wayne County, Michigan Family Court enforce specific Judgment of Divorce provisions that both parties agreed to abide by as part of their 2020 divorce settlement. Mr. Borland’s post-judgment motion has nothing to do with any issues beyond what each of the parties agreed to do as part of the finalization of their 2019 divorce case.

The parties’ Judgment of Divorce requires both Mr. Borland and Ms. Callaway to refrain from ‘mak[ing] speeches, giv[ing] interviews, or mak[ing] statements that defame the other party.’ Mr. Borland has fully complied with that provision, and he is asking the Family Court to make clear to Ms. Callaway that she has the same obligation to comply that Mr. Borland has.”

[via The PRP]

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