Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Awwwww, Let's Have a Pity Party

This from the Associated Press via the Lodi News the lawsuit filed by Stephen Bier who went by the stage name "Madonna Wayne Gacy" a former keyboard player for Marilyn Manson (who was born Brian Hugh Warner) was settled without payment of the $20 million judgment the keyboardist initially sought, according to court records. 

In his lawsuit Mr. Bier alleged that Manosn (pic) was hiding money from bandmates which Manson in turn spent on a "lavish lifestyle" that included acquisition of Nazi regalia.  The lawsuit was prolonged because a law firm that originally represented Mr. Bier sued to collect fees it claimed it was owed out of the modest settlement with the parties.

As you can see from the second link, this is the sort of lawsuit that makes a big splash because the lawyers who draft the lawsuit frame the complaint with language designed to make a splash.  No doubt, Mr. Warner, aka Manson is what he holds himself out to be--a pathetic, limited talent, derivative, petty neo-fascist, sociopath; but it's equally difficult to get worked up over the pissing contest between Mr. Warner and Mr. Bier.  Mr. Warner owns a business entity that allegedly screwed an employee.  Warner's penchant for fascist fashions and a lavish lifestyle apart from the sensationalism aren't terribly relevant to the employment dispute between the parties. 

Shocked?  No? Me either.

1 comment:

  1. I think Bier did not contribute to Marilyn Manson's album Eat Me, Drink Me. Manson has stated in interviews that Bier is now a photographer. Chris Vrenna has been confirmed as his replacement.