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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.


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.

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.

11/10/2015 8:13:00 AM
You judge people based on appearance. What a winner.


You swallow.

11/10/2015 8:27:22 AM
monika is not only a bitch, shes a stupid c*nt. sue me, stupid c*nt bitch

11/10/2015 8:31:29 AM
she sure sounds like a bitch

11/10/2015 9:03:22 AM
"Max Cavalera, he of Sepultura and Soulfly"

11/10/2015 9:13:54 AM
Soooooooo you can't write your own book and have an opinion about someone these days?

11/10/2015 10:24:04 AM
All I learned from this article is that Monika is a bitch

11/10/2015 10:50:41 AM
Gets called a bitch

Does bitchy move and sues

11/10/2015 10:54:55 AM
Max Cavalera to write a book about the history of djent music.

11/10/2015 10:55:51 AM
The book would have been s bigger draw had he called Impending Doom a group of bitches

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

11/10/2015 12:13:26 PM
has won....
has died......

11/10/2015 12:13:59 PM

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??

11/10/2015 2:28:20 PM

11/10/2015 4:13:26 PM
Ray??????????????????????? ??!?????????

11/10/2015 5:01:58 PM
fückin Brazil... What, retract the trüth? Sounds like Obama & Hillary.

Crazy bitches fückin shït up.

11/10/2015 5:16:43 PM
this was in brazil. a lot of countries have really strict libel and slander laws.

11/10/2015 8:42:31 PM
He paid her in havaianas and malaria pills.

11/11/2015 1:57:32 AM

11/11/2015 3:32:27 AM
He looks and acts like he has down syndrome. fcking retard loser.

11/11/2015 8:31:24 AM
Women. Meh.

11/11/2015 9:55:06 AM
Gold. Digging. Whores.

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.

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.

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

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.