CMU reports the following:
Elsewhere in legal news, Marilyn Manson and bandmate Madonna Wayne Gacy are suing another former bandmate, Scott Putesky, and Florida based independent label Empirewerks Records over the release of an album of material made by Manson’s old band Spooky Kids.
Manson claims that the re-release last month of Spooky Kids’ 1993 album ‘Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows’ infringed an agreement between Manson/Gracy and Putesky from 1998. In addition the use of Manson penned illustrations and his likeness on artwork infringes copyright and trademark.
The lawsuit is looking to have the sales and distribution of the re-released album halted, and seeks at least $500,000 in damages.
A lawyer for Putesky and Empirewerks told reporters this week that Manson’s lawsuit was “ill-conceived”, adding: “We’ve tried to work things out with Manson. He doesn’t respond.”