Mötley Crüe Singer, Vince Neil, has been ordered to pay his former lawyers $170,000 in a nasty battle in which he accused them of overbilling him because he’s famous.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Federal judge has ordered that the rock star has to cough up $148,962.50 for fees and $21,207.06 in court costs for a grand total of $170,169.56.
Neil and his former lawyers at the firm Howard & Howard had been battling it out over the alleged unpaid bill.
Howard & Howard demanded they be allowed to place a lien against Neil for an alleged unpaid $187,364.01 bill. The firm said they worked for Neil for years and were representing him in the civil assault lawsuit brought by a female fan. They said despite him not paying they continued to represent him but finally reached a breaking point.
The singer accused the firm of overbilling him for years and said they took advantage of him because of his celebrity.
Neil said he is well known in the Vegas community and “maintains a celebrity status as a successful rock and roll entertainer.” He felt the law firm inflated their billing in attempt to collect more money than owed from him.
The lawsuit in question was filed back in 2016 when Vince Neil was sued by a woman named Kelly Guerrero over an alleged assault outside the Aria Hotel in Vegas.
The woman claimed she approached Neil for an autograph, but he responded by grabbing her hair and dragging her to the ground. Actor Nic Cage was with Neil at the time and tried to calm down the rock star.
Guerrero sued Neil claiming she was left with severe injuries, including neck pain, lower back pain, a fractured tailbone, and a hip injury. Guerrero accused Neil of being intoxicated and under the influence at the time and is seeking in excess of $150,000.
Neil has demanded the case be thrown out, denying the allegations of wrongdoing and accusing Guerrero of only seeking publicity.
The assault lawsuit is ongoing.