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Journey's Neal Schon Sues Live Nation, Claims Security Guard Assaulted Wife

By TheBlast Staff

Journey guitarist Neal Schon claims his wife, Michaele, was violently assaulted by a security guard while taking pictures of him performing during a concert.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Schon says Michaele, who became famous for crashing a White House dinner in 2009, was at the front of the stage during a Fort Wayne, Indiana concert in 2017 when she was attacked. Schon says his wife was, "violently assaulted and forcibly thrown into a PA system." It's unclear what provoked the attack.

The guitarist, who married Michaele in 2013, claims his wife has suffered emotional distress over the incident. He claims to also have suffered emotional distress, "as an artist," and is now worried about his wife while performing with Journey.

Schon is holding Live Nation responsible for the incident, as they allegedly provided the security for the venue. He's looking for an unspecified amount in damages.

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