Former Slipknot Percussionist Chris Fehn Drops Lawsuit Against Band

Ex-Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn appears to have settled his lawsuit against the band.

Fehn, a member since 1998, filed a claim last year stating he hadn’t been properly paid for years of touring and recording of the group. He was dismissed from the band early 2019.

Now, reports show that the claim was voluntarily discontinued on October 29th “with prejudice,” meaning Fehn can’t refile the lawsuit on the same claim. Back in June, the judge presiding over the case determined that Fehn and Slipknot could benefit from an opportunity to participate in mediation and ordered both sides’ attorneys to submit to the mediator a pre-mediation statement three business days before the mediation and submit a status update three business days before each additional session.

Due to confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses further details regarding the lawsuit will likely be kept private.

Fehn sued Slipknot members Corey Taylor and Michael Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) in March 2019, claiming he had been told that all the income was being funneled through one company which split the profits between the group members. He alleged that he later found out the existence of several other Slipknot-related business entities through which other members were collecting more money.

Shortly after he filed the lawsuit, he was dismissed from the band. Regarding the issue, Slipknot posted a statement to their website saying, “Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot.”

Taylor also addressed the accusations on Twitter, saying: “Try being wrongfully accused of stealing money from someone you cared about, and having a lot of your fans believe it.”

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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