Former Slipknot Member Fights To Keep Lawsuit From Being Dismissed

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Former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn is requesting that a judge deny a motion to have his lawsuit against the band dismissed. According to The Blast, Slipknot's business manager Robert Shore recently sought to have Fehn's case thrown out. He also asked to be dismissed from the case himself, denying he did anything wrong.

In his original lawsuit, Fehn accused Shore, along with Slipknot members Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan, of conspiring to cheat him out of his rightful profits from the band. Fehn accused Shore's New York City company, Rob Shore & Associates, Inc., of managing the band to enrich Crahan and Taylor "out of proportion to the efforts and undivided interests of the other general partners."

Fehn has demanded a full forensic accounting done on Slipknot's companies and assets, so that he could collect the damages and profits he believes he is owed. Shore disputed the artist's claims, saying that Fehn was paid a salary and not a shareholder in the band's business entities.

Fehn who had been performing with Slipknot since 1998 and participated in all the band's albums, was officially fired after he filed his lawsuit. The identity of his replacement remains a secret for now.