The Hope Conspiracy legal woes
Wed, December 24, 2003 11:00 PM PT6,868 views
Hardcore band The Hope Conspiracy have released a statement regarding their ongoing legal woes, which exposed the band to intense financial strain. Problems began in April 2001 when someone was injured at a THC show in San Diego. The group was subsequently threatened with legal action and reached a settlement. When all was said and done, the band had incurred $10,000 in expenses, at which point they turned to their label, Equal Vision Records, for assistance. As such, the band is trying to raise money to reimburse EVR and they're asking for your help: "We have waited for way too long. Keeping this whole situation and its severity hidden from the people who would (hopefully) be willing to help us through it was not a good move and these days that's well understood. We have been sitting on this thing for almost a year - honestly, not even believing this nightmare is actually over. Hopefully we will be able to arrange a benefit show or two for ourselves sometime soon, but in the meantime we have set up a PayPal account (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help us pay for the legal fees. We will accept absolutely anything you'd care to give us. At this point anything will help, as legal fees don't pay themselves, unfortunately. We couldn't be more thankful for all the support we've gotten over the years, and these days it still seems like this scene is about helping each other out. Hopefully anyone reading this can see it for what it is, and understand it is for real."