MÖTLEY CRÜE Wants Lawsuit With MICK MARS To Be Resolved Through Private Arbitration Instead Of A Public Trial

Mick Mars

MÖTLEY CRÜE requests in newly filed legal paperwork that the dispute with their founding guitarist, Mick Mars, be settled through private arbitration instead of a public trial as per agreements containing binding arbitration clauses created over the years to handle various aspects of the band’s business affairs, TMZ reports.

In response to Mick‘s lawsuit claiming that the band tried to remove him as a significant stakeholder in the group’s corporation and business holdings via a shareholders’ meeting, CRÜE argues that grievances must be handled privately instead of in courts. They also seek to have several statements made by Mick removed from his suit, which include claims of substance abuse and physical violence that they deem irrelevant and purely “for the purposes of character assassination.”

In response to MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s latest filing, Mick‘s lawyer, Ed McPherson, told TMZ: “This is yet another attempt by bullies to hide the truth!”

In the lawsuitMick alleges that MÖTLEY CRÜE reduced his share of earnings from 25 percent to a mere 5 percent after revealing his decision to withdraw from touring. Additionally, he states that the group’s attorneys made him feel as if he should appreciate this minimal portion, as they believed they had no obligation to provide him with anything. Mick also asserts that a complete band gathering took place where they chose to “unilaterally” exclude him from MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Mick consistently alleged that bassist Nikki Sixx was “gaslighting” him by suggesting his guitar abilities were declining, even though Sixx didn’t “play a single note on bass” throughout a recent tour, as stated by the guitarist. Mick asserts that all of Nikki‘s segments were pre-recorded.