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Former Assistant Steven Wiig Reportedly Suing Metallica's Lars Ulrich

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The Marin Independent Journal is reporting that Steven Wiig, who was previously the personal assistant to Metallica's Lars Ulrich, is suing Ulrich and claiming years of unpaid overtime. According to the suit, Wiig is seeking unspecified damages over allegations of both federal and state labor violations. Both Lars Ulrich and Team Tours are named in the lawsuit. The Martin Independent Journal stated:

Wiig claims he worked up to 70 hours a week while Ulrich was in Marin and up to 80 hours a week while Metallica was on tour.

"Wiig was essentially on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week," his Los Angeles-based lawyers, Alan Harris and David Zelenski, said in the complaint.

Wiig said he was paid $1,730.76 every two weeks, or $45,000 a year, and had an oral agreement for annual bonuses.

Wiig said he did not receive bonuses in 2006 and 2008, and when he left the job in February 2009, he was not paid for the accumulated overtime he was owed. Wiig says he received a "partial bonus" of $20,000 in December 2010.

Metallica also recently announced plans to enter the recording studio to record the follow-up to "Death Magnetic."

Source: http://www.marinij.com

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1. BrianMN writes:

Can someone PLEASE tell me what a heavy metal drummer is doing with a personal assistant???
More proof that Metallica has WAY too much money.
Too bad the assisstant didn't double as a drum teacher.
Personal assistant....uugh.
You're a drummer...not a very good one but still...a drummer.
If you're going to employ anyone make sure you have competent people (read, lawyers, agents etc...) to take care of your payroll since you're not capable.

# Feb 10, 2011 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

come on lars, man up and pay wiig his bonuses. it's not like you can't afford it.

# Feb 10, 2011 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

fvck man! too bad the guy didn't 'assist' the turd danish in committing fvcking suicide

hell, i'd give him a goddamned bonus for that

he could of at least kicked the turd down the goddamned stairs once or twice before he quit being bobble-head's c0ck boy

fvckin pvssies

# Feb 10, 2011 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

whatta douche.

# Feb 10, 2011 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MountainManMetal writes:

A personal assistant what the F*ck. Does Lars have a Vag? oh Wait! We already knew that he did, Since Lars is such a little girl he probably made his ASSistant wipe his a$$ for him?

# Feb 10, 2011 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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