Shock rock singer Marilyn Manson has been sued by his former keyboardist Stephen Bier for money the musician says is owed to him.
Bier, who performed with Manson under the name Madonna Wayne Gacy, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles for $20 million in shared profits. Instead of paying shared profits to the band, Bier claimed Manson spent the money on a house, drug treatment, and on Nazi memorabilia.
Manson has stated that the lawsuit and Bier’s claims were “really ridiculous.” He has also stated the lawsuit was an example of “another ex-band member suing me and trying to assassinate my personality as a means to financial gain.”
In the lawsuit, Bier also claimed Manson lied when he told the band members the group had not made much money, but then spent two years buying the various items – which he estimated cost more than $ 2 million.
It was also claimed Manson purchased “African masks made of human skin, the full skeleton of a four-year-old Chinese girl and the full skeleton of a 17th Century male in a wheelchair.”