Slipknot drummer Chris Fehn is firing back at the attempt to have his lawsuit over band profits dismissed, and he is demanding it move forward ASAP.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Fehn is requesting a judge deny the motion to dismiss brought by Slipknot’s business manager Robert Shore, which sought to have his case thrown out.
Shore recently asked to be dismissed from the case denying he did anything wrong.
Fehn accuses Shore of playing a role in screwing him out of profits from Slipknot. He says that Shore and his company were directly responsible for managing his personal and business finances. Fehn believes they had fiduciary obligations to him.
The drummer says that instead of looking out for his best interest, he generally made decisions that enriched himself and the other band members of Slipknot.
Fehn wants the judge to not dismiss Shore and allow his entire lawsuit to continue.
Earlier this year, Fehn, known for wearing a Pinocchio-style mask, sued his band mates and Shore. He claimed to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band.
However, Fehn claimed he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other Slipknot affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.
He claimed he was unaware of the separate companies and never saw a dime from them. He specifically took issue with Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor for the alleged shady business dealings.
He sued seeking a full forensic accounting on Slipknot’s companies and assets, and to get paid a cut of what he is owed.
Fehn has been performing with Slipknot since 1998 and participated in all the band’s albums.