Musicians who sued their own bands

Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin files lawsuit against Nicole Scherzinger

Stars Insider

07/09/21 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Bandmates

It's no secret that some bandmates hate each other, though not every single one of them go as far as filing a lawsuit against a band member—or indeed the whole band! But many musicians have in fact done so.

For example, Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin recently filed a lawsuit against Nicole Scherzinger claiming that Scherzinger is refusing to participate in the group's previously agreed upon reunion tour unless her profits increase from the 49% they initially negotiated to 75%, and unless she receives "complete creative control" and "final decision-making authority," People reports. Scherzinger's lawyer said on September 6 that Antin's claims are "ludicrous and false." 

The 2020 reunion tour was rescheduled due to the pandemic for May 2021, but now all dates are "To Be Confirmed." Antin's lawsuit states that LiveNation is asking for the US$600,000 it invested in the tour be returned, but Scherzinger's attorney said, "Prior to Nicole's involvement, trading on Nicole's name without her consent, Robin borrowed (and spent) $600,000 from Live Nation that she won't or can't repay," adding that Scherzinger is not responsible to pay that money back. "Robin will fail in her efforts to trade on Nicole's hard-earned success to pull herself out of a deep financial hole she has created by her own poor business and professional decisions," the attorney said. Looks like PCD fans will have to wait a little longer for that reunion...

Yet not bandmates who have sought legal action were all seeking millions in unpaid royalties, or anything like that. In fact, some musicians did so for somewhat petty reasons. Curious? Click through the following gallery and learn more about the musicians who sued their own bands.


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