Soundgarden Claim Vicky Cornell Used Charity Show Proceeds For Personal Purposes
Soundgarden has filed a counter suit against Chris Cornell‘s widow Vicky Cornell alleging that she used cash from a charity concert for personal gain.
Soundgarden filed legal papers in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, Miami division on Wednesday over music copyright issues and ownership of social media accounts.
The band members alleged that although they performed for free during the “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” concert in January last year to benefit The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, the money raised from the charity concert was used by Vicky Cornell for “personal purposes for herself and her family.”
“All recipients of the revenue from the Cornell Concert have not been identified, and Vicky Cornell has failed to adequately respond to counter-plaintiffs’ formal and informal inquiries about how these revenues were used and expended,” says the suit, jointly filed by band members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd.
Vicky Cornell’s lawyer Marty Singer denied the allegations, and described them as “salacious, scurrilous, and vicious.”
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