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Max Cavalera ordered to pay $13,000 for libel

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:08 AM PT


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

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

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.

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

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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