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Max Cavalera ordered to pay $13,000 for libel

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:08 AM PT / 7,489 views
Max Cavalera, he of Sepultura and Soulfly notoriety, has been ordered to pay roughly $13,000 in damages to his former sister-in-law for allegedly libeling her in his 2013 autobiography, My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura To Soulfly And Beyond. Monika Bass Cavalera, who became Sepultura's manager a few years after Max Cavalera left the band, filed the lawsuit because she was called a "bitch" in the book, and was alleged to have "tried to pick [Max] up" before eventually linking up with his brother, and Sepultura drummer, Igor Cavalera. Here are some excerpts:
"I never liked Igor's wife. She was a bitch. They're finally divorced now, thank God. When we first met her, she tried to pick me up, but I didn't want anything to do with her. A couple of weeks later, she was with my brother, which I always felt was kinda weird, like he was the second-best option or something. That always bugged me. But he fell in love with her anyway." ... "There was something about the way [Monika] talked to [Igor] that always bothered me. She'd say stuff like, 'My father is rich: he can provide me with a big house and a great life. You'd better do better than that.' In front of everybody. I couldn't stand her, man. I still can't. I found out later that she became [Sepultura's] manager and was the person who wanted and took Gloria's [Cavalera] job. And she was a dental assistant! How does a dental assistant become a manager? Unbelievable."
The lawsuit was filed in 2014 and Monika Bass Cavalera sought approximately $260,000 in damages. In late October in São Paulo, a judge ordered Max Cavalera to pay $13,000 in damages and to cover Monika Bass Cavalera's legal fees. Max Cavalera is also required to recant his statements from the book in three separate Brazilian newspapers.

30 comments


anonymous 11/10/2015 7:17:53 AM

People who wear camo shorts to shows are not stoked


celine 11/10/2015 7:23:03 AM

attn newspapers, this lady who divorced my brother and sued me is *totally* not a bitch, i promise.


anonymous 11/10/2015 7:39:35 AM

People who wear camo shorts to shows are not stoked. ^^^^^ You judge people based on appearance. What a winner.


anonymous 11/10/2015 8:13:00 AM

You judge people based on appearance. What a winner. ^^^^^ You swallow.


anonymous 11/10/2015 8:27:22 AM

monika is not only a bitch, shes a stupid c*nt. sue me, stupid c*nt bitch


anonymous 11/10/2015 8:31:29 AM

she sure sounds like a bitch


anonymous 11/10/2015 9:03:22 AM

"Max Cavalera, he of Sepultura and Soulfly"


anonymous 11/10/2015 9:13:54 AM

Soooooooo you can't write your own book and have an opinion about someone these days?


anonymous 11/10/2015 10:24:04 AM

All I learned from this article is that Monika is a bitch


anonymous 11/10/2015 10:50:41 AM

Gets called a bitch Does bitchy move and sues


anonymous 11/10/2015 10:54:55 AM

Max Cavalera to write a book about the history of djent music.


anonymous 11/10/2015 10:55:51 AM

The book would have been s bigger draw had he called Impending Doom a group of bitches


anonymous 11/10/2015 12:12:56 PM

She's getting paid off using the money from scoring a Killer be Killed track in the new tony hawk game


anonymous 11/10/2015 12:13:26 PM

who... has won.... who...... has died......


anonymous 11/10/2015 12:13:59 PM

Ray??


anonymous 11/10/2015 12:26:41 PM

"She's getting paid off using the money from scoring a Killer be Killed track in the new tony hawk game" ^^^^^ $15 made out to the guy from mastodon??


anonymous 11/10/2015 2:28:20 PM

Ray????????


anonymous 11/10/2015 4:13:26 PM

Ray??????????????????????? ??!?????????


anonymous 11/10/2015 5:01:58 PM

fückin Brazil... What, retract the trüth? Sounds like Obama & Hillary. Crazy bitches fückin shït up.


anonymous 11/10/2015 5:16:43 PM

this was in brazil. a lot of countries have really strict libel and slander laws.


anonymous 11/10/2015 8:42:31 PM

He paid her in havaianas and malaria pills.


anonymous 11/11/2015 1:57:32 AM

jumpdafckup


308 11/11/2015 3:32:27 AM

He looks and acts like he has down syndrome. fcking retard loser.


anonymous 11/11/2015 8:31:24 AM

Women. Meh.


ed_money 11/11/2015 9:55:06 AM

Gold. Digging. Whores.


anonymous 11/11/2015 4:04:36 PM

I wonder if the fact that she comes from a wealthy background, and the Brazilian judicial system being corrupt as fck, had anything to do with it.


anonymous 11/11/2015 6:42:11 PM

killer be killed


ThetowerofroMe 11/12/2015 12:04:20 PM

How is this illegal? It's a biography/book. Who fcking cares. This world is weird.


anonymous 11/12/2015 2:04:19 PM

Dogshit countries don't have the same freedom of speech we do here in the USA. Sucks for them. LOL


anonymous 11/12/2015 3:02:42 PM

linking up? she should sue him $14000 for saying stupid stuff like that. no care about anything else in the story.





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