News•April 4, 2017 1:31 PM ET•17,957 views
Ghost frontman being sued by former members of band
photo: Loma Vista RecordingsGhost frontman Papa Emeritus (aka Tobias Forge) is being sued by four ex-Ghost members, according to a report at Corren.se. The four unidentified musicians were reportedly terminated following the group's U.S. tour last fall. The lawsuit seeks to reclaim missing wages and allowances for several years during the aforementioned musicians' stint with the band to the tune of roughly $22,000. The plaintiffs claim that all Ghost revenue was collected by "Papa" and distributed as he saw fit. In 2012, they say that compensation dwindled and was limited to sporadic payouts from "Papa." Regardless, the musicians carried on and played several hundred concerts around the world while conducting ongoing discussions regarding the band's financial situation. In 2016, relations soured further and in July guitarist Martin Persner, who is not involved in the lawsuit, quit the band. Its remaining members played their final show with Ghost on November 12 in New York City. Ghost, of course, recently kicked off a tour of Europe with an entirely new cast of "Nameless Ghouls." Corren.se reached out to Papa Emeritus regarding the lawsuit but he declined to comment, stating only that the matter will be attended to by his legal counsel. [via MetalSucks]
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