NewsDecember 30, 2023 4:39 AM ET9,758 views

Slipknot sued for allegedly cashing in on Joey Jordison's death

Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot)

UPDATED: Read the legal complaint here 

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Slipknot is now facing a legal dispute as Joey Jordison's estate management company has filed a lawsuit against the band. 

The lawsuit alleges in essence that Slipknot used Joey Jordison's death to up sales for their 2022 album, The End, So Far, following a decline in sales post-Jordison's demise. Also, Jordison's estate management company alleges in the lawsuit that band members Corey Taylor and Michael Shawn "Clown" Crahan claimed to have reached out to Joey's family to offer condolences after his passing, but that apparently did not happen.

The legal action also describes the alleged circumstances of Joey Jordison's departure from Slipknot, citing his struggle with acute transverse myelitis and subsequent removal from the band via email. It is asserted in the dispute that after that, despite an agreement to return all of Joey's belongings, including musical gear and equipment, the band retained at least 22 items, some of which are reportedly still being showcased in the band's traveling museum found at Knotfest.

In response to the lawsuit, Slipknot has refuted the claims and has asked the court for the dismissal of the lawsuit. Stay tuned for the results of that legal action.

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