Mötley Crüe Request To Strike Claims of ‘Physical Violence’ + ‘Substance Abuse’ From Lawsuit

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In a new development to the ongoing conflict between Mick Mars and Mötley Crüe, the band has requested the court to strike multiple claims from Mars’ suit and has asked to move this case to arbitration.

This past April, news came out that Mars is suing the band. Among the points expressed in his filing, the guitarist claims Mötley Crüe has made continuous efforts to kick him out and that they are striving to push him to sign paperwork that would drastically cut his percentage of profits related to the band’s businesses.

Recently, as reported by TMZ, who was also able to obtain legal docs, the band has asked the court to strike multiple claims from Mars’ lawsuit. Among these statements, several of them involve allegations about ex-band members, with claims of physical violence and substance abuse being noted. The band believes these claims are irrelevant to the case.

Also in regard to these claims, the band believes Mars may have brought them up “for purposes of character assassination.”

Alongside this request, the band has also requested that this case be moved to arbitration.

Per their filing, Mötley Crüe’s legal team claims that agreements related to the band’s businesses contain binding arbitration clauses, which would mean that issues between band members would need to be handed in private, rather than publicly in court.

In response to Mötley Crüe’s request to move this case to arbitration, Mars’ lawyer Ed McPherson has shared the following with TMZ: “This is yet another attempt by bullies to hide the truth!”

We will keep you posted on more updates as they arrive. What do you make of this whole case involving Mars and the band?

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