Former Ghouls Suing Ghost's Papa Emeritus
Update: former guitarist Simon Söderberg has now issued a statement about the reasons behind the lawsuit and which Ghouls are involved.
According to a story posted on Swedish site Corren.se, several former Nameless Ghouls are now suing Papa Emeritus of Ghost.
An excerpt from the article (translated to English so a bit is lost) reads as follows:
"Leader of the rock band Ghost of Linkoping sued by four of the band members. He is accused of having managed the stores around Ghost completely without insight from someone else in the band. It appears from a lawsuit Linköping District Court.
" Behind the mood is four musicians in the world famous, acclaimed and secret hard rock group Ghost. According to the lawsuit claims the Quartet (the partners) to:
* Court states that partnership exists between the five musicians
* Jointly conducts the music group Ghost
* Partnership agreement prescribes that the band leader to carry out the management of the company's operations.
"The four musicians behind the application also demand that the court should require the bandleader under penalty of SEK 200 000, or the amount that the court considers reasonable, the company reported revenues and expenses for the financial years 2011 to 2016 and that he also recognizes the company's assets at December 31, 2016. The reason for the lawsuit is missing wages and allowances for several years."
According to the full article, relations between the Ghouls and Papa Emeritus soured over the years, with complaints of missing payments and un-signable contracts that put the musicians into untenable positions. It's unclear just which of the Ghouls are involved in the lawsuit and what their real identities are at the moment.
Papa Emeritus has declined to comment on the lawsuit thus far, but a statement is expected to be forthcoming at some point.
Please share this article if you found it interesting.