Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky is accusing his former Soundgarden bandmates of being cold, heartless people who are screwing her kids out of money.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Vicky Cornell is suing Soundgarden bandmembers Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron over royalties.
In the suit, Vicky says while he was alive Chris accused his former Soundgarden bandmates of attempting to screw him out of money.
She says he wrote lyrics about the band mates, “Everybody out for my blood, everybody want my percent ... They just want to take what is mine, how much more can they get.”
“Ten years later, and after Chris’ untimely passing, these lyrics hauntingly resonate as his former bandmates, once again, have attempted to “take what is his” – or, more aptly, to steal from his widow and minor children. This wrongful conduct shockingly started shortly after Chris’ untimely death and ultimately forced his widow, Vicky Cornell, to bring this lawsuit,” the lawsuit reads.
She claims the defendants, “have shamelessly conspired to wrongfully withhold hundreds of thousands of dollars indisputably owed to Chris’ widow and minor children in an unlawful attempt to strong-arm Chris’ Estate into turning over certain audio recordings created by Chris before he passed away.