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Marilyn Manson Settles Lawsuit With Former Band Member Stephen Bier

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Yahoo News has issued the following report about shock rocker Marilyn Manson settling a lawsuit with former band member Stephen Bier:

A contentious lawsuit between Marilyn Manson and former bandmate Stephen Bier has been settled without the multimillion judgment the keyboardist initially sought, court records show. An agreement calls for attorneys representing former Bier to be paid $380,000. Manson's insurance company will pay $175,000 while the rest will be paid by Bier's former business managers, Manson's attorney Howard King said.

Bier sued the shock rocker for $20 million in 2007, claiming the singer kept money from him and spent it to furnish a lavish lifestyle buying Nazi memorabilia, an engagement ring and other exotic goods. Manson denied Bier's claims and said Bier didn't properly perform his duties as a band member.

Bier, who went by the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, was among the original members of Manson's band when it was known as Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids. The case had been scheduled to go to trial this month after frequent delays and months of fighting between the two sides over depositions, documents and scheduling.

King declared victory, saying Manson will not have to pay any money directly. He said the case should have never been filed. A dispute over how the $380,000 settlement should be divided has kept the case from being formally dismissed. A law firm that Bier also sued is seeking more than $70,000 from the settlement for legal fees it was awarded after having portions of the case dismissed and the ruling upheld on appeal. Bier's attorney, Keith A. Fink, said the settlement also calls for some of his client's equipment to be returned.

Source: Yahoo News

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1. Necrovomit writes:

the spooky kids are no more, for now on u shall call him marilyn manson and the not spooky kids anymore cuz gacy is gone....

# Dec 28, 2009 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

If he s purchasing nazi memorbilia, doesnt that make him a bit of a racist?..
MWG,MM, are stage names that didnt take alot of thought process to create....brutal
Bier sues for 20 million and get 380 grand, idk how much adolph s worth but scoreboard goes to him for getting off....

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. n0thinghead writes:

he got owned lol

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

God im so glad in this day and age MM has no relevance whatsoever. The days of s*** music and fat mallgoths in hot topic t-shirts have been extinguished. Seeing this article on the side of the news reminded me of how much metal has come in last 8 years.

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

come in the last 8 years.*

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n0thinghead writes:

hey rapture, just outta curiousity and pardon me if i'm incorrect, but does that band that's ur avatar happen to b heaven shall burn??

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Yes it is.

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

RTB, Lemmy has a huge Nazi war collection. it never bothered any of his black girlfriends!!! go here and find out! that goes for any1.

http://imotorhead.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=709

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Lemmy's got the jungle fever. lol

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. xlilr0b2x writes:

damn another lawsuit f*** leave marilyn manson alone

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RTB writes:

420 LOL
Never knew that about good ol lemmy, will check it out

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

rapture: kickass \m/ lol

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 8:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

\m/ F*** yeah nhead. HSB is great, I learned alot of my style when it comes to rhythm guitar from them. Nice combinations of riffage and gothenburg tremelo's.

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Necrovomit writes:

mansons always been into nazi memorabilia, just cuz u like old military memorabilia does not make u a rascist. i myself have a collection that has some nazi stuff in it, but that doesnt make me a rascist.

# Jan 1, 2010 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. n0thinghead writes:

HSB!!! \m/

necro: no, of course not. i mean i've got some pix of OTHER ppl's kids naked but that doesn't mean that i'm into child pornography.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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