Vince Neil is fighting back against his former lawyer’s demand for $190,000, with the rocker accusing his former counsel of overcharging him for years.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Mötley Crüe singer is denying owing his former lawyers the amount and claims their billing was inflated.
He is in the middle of disputing the bill from the firm Howard & Howard Attorneys and their billing with the State Bar of Nevada.
Neil believes he was overbilled “for numerous legal services based upon his status as a celebrity. Many of the charges in Howard & Howard’s billing are questionable at best.”
He takes issue with a specific bill where he was charged $1,784.50 for 4.3 hours spent on writing a letter relating to the case.
Neil says he is well known in the Las Vegas community and “maintains a celebrity status as a successful rock and roll entertainer.” He feels the law firm inflated their billing in an attempt to collect more money than owed from Neil.
The law firm previously said that despite him not paying, they continued to represent him. They recently asked the judge to allow them to drop Neil and for a lien in the amount of $187,364.01.
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 Vince 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 lawsuit is ongoing.