Mick Mars has filed a lawsuit against his Mötley Crüe bandmates, alleging the band is screwing him over financially.
In the lawsuit as reported by TMZ, Mars claimed that he originally told Crue that he is still available to record with the band and to do limited performances. Instead, Mars said the band instead cut his profits down from 25 percent to 5 percent after announcing his retirement from the road.
He further claimed that “the band’s lawyers made him feel like he should be grateful for even that small cut, because they didn’t feel they owed him anything at all” and that Mötley Crüe unilaterally decided to “remove” him from the band.
Furthermore, Mars came up with bold claims about bassist Nikki Sixx about “gaslighting” him about getting worse at guitar despite Sixx not “playing a single note on bass” throughout the band’s original farewell tour. The lawsuit seeks to allow Mars to have a look at the band’s financials to see if he’s truly getting ripped off.
Nikki Sixx reacts
Mötley Crüe were quick to issue a counter-statement of their own, questioning Mars’ ability to perform, as the guitarist was allegedly forgetting chords and songs to play, and claiming that Mars previously stepped out of his own accord.
Now, Sixx took to social media to share his thoughts on the subject, with a new tweet saying:
“Sad day for us and we don’t deserve this considering how many years we’ve been propping him up-We still wish him the best and hope he finds lawyers and managers who aren’t damaging him. We love you Mick”