Chris Cornell Widow Makes Soundgarden ‘Stalker’ Accusation

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Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky, through her lawyer Marty Singer, has accused surviving Soundgarden members Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, and Ben Shepherd of liking ‘defamatory’ social media posts and allegations.

According to TMZ, social media allegations against Vicky mentioned in the legal letter include the false claim that she operated a brothel and ‘pimped out’ her teenage daughter. Singer also claimed the band have enlisted ‘cyber stalkers and trolls’ for a ‘hate’ campaign, as they seek vocal files recorded by Chris Cornell to complete Soundgarden’s final album.

Singer wrote, “Shame on you and shame on your clients [who] have made millions of dollars off of Chris Cornell’s hard work and talent.”

Singer also claimed that almost $2 million from the January 2019 Chris Cornell tribute show went to charity, in response to Soundgarden claiming that Vicky kept money for herself. Singer further states that Soundgarden asked for ‘reimbursement for expenses’ for their reunion performance, which featured Taylor Momsen and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals.

Soundgarden tells TMZ, “Soundgarden’s goal is still the completion of their final studio album and they are pleased that after many requests Vicky’s attorneys last night finally offered an accounting of the profits from the Chris Cornell Tribute Concert. Soundgarden asks that Vicky now donate all of the remaining funds in her Foundation to causes that are important to all of us.” Chris Cornell died by suicide in May 2017, and Soundgarden have been in a legal battle with Vicky Cornell recently over the band’s final album.