Motley Crue are seeking to send Mick Mars‘ lawsuit against the band into arbitration, according to reports.
TMZ says new legal documents show the band is asking a judge to send the case into arbitration to keep the issue out of the public eye.
“This is yet another attempt by bullies to hide the truth!” TMZ quotes Mars’ lawyer, Ed McPherson, as saying.
Attorneys for Motley Crue say in the filing that several different entities have been created over the years to handle varying aspects of the band’s business — things like touring and recording — and those agreements contain binding arbitration clauses.
The filing says that according to existing agreements, all grievances that might come up among members, must be handled in private arbitration, instead of airing them out in public courts.
Mars had claimed in his suit that the band unfairly and unjustly cut him out of touring and his share of tour profits after he was diagnosed with a debilitating bone disease.
The band says they were actually trying to do him a favor based on his condition and even tried to give him fair compensation and argue Mars is going about this the wrong way by filing a lawsuit.
The band is also asking the court to strike several statements Mars made in his suit, including damning allegations about ex-bandmates, claims of substance abuse and physical violence, calling these totally irrelevant to the case. They believe Mars included them purely “for purposes of character assassination.”
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