Max Cavalera has won lawsuit his brother Igor‘s ex-wife, Monika Bass.
Monika Bass Cavalera, who became SEPULTURA‘s manager several years after Max left the band, filed a lawsuit against Max for calling her a “bitch” in his 2013 autobiography.
Monika was seeking one million Brazilian reals (approx. $262,000) in “moral” damages.
In “My Bloody Roots”, Max wrote about Monika: “I never liked Igor‘s wife. She was a bitch. They’re finally divorced now, thank God. When we first met her, she tried to pick me up, but I didn’t want anything to do with her. A couple of weeks later, she was with my brother, which I always felt was kinda weird, like he was the second-best option or something. That always bugged me. But he fell in love with her anyway.”
“There was something about the way [Monika] talked to [Igor] that always bothered me,” he continued. She’d say stuff like, ‘My father is rich: he can provide me with a big house and a great life. You’d better do better than that.’ In front of everybody. I couldn’t stand her, man. I still can’t. I found out later that she became [SEPULTURA‘s] manager and was the person who wanted and took Gloria‘s [Cavalera, Max‘s wife] job. And she was a dental assistant! How does a dental assistant become a manager? Unbelievable.”
Max commented on the case: “It feels great to put this case behind me. It was very frustrating knowing I had always been honest about the events of my life, even the negative times. I am grateful to the courts in Brazil for seeing the truth in this matter and letting justice prevail.”