BUCKCHERRY AND GIRL’S MOTHER SETTLE DUELING LAWSUIT:
February 21, 2008
Rock band Buckcherry and a teenage girl’s mother settled dueling lawsuits in which she alleged her daughter was lured to a nightclub, coerced into drinking alcohol and making a lesbian porn video, according to court papers obtained Thursday.
The girl, identified as Jane Doe in a suit filed on her behalf in Los Angeles Superior Court in September 2006, alleged she suffered embarrassment, humiliation, emotional distress, mental anguish and severe shock to her nervous system because of the video’s posting on the band’s Web site and widespread Internet availability.
The band and Kovac Media Group Inc., which provided management services to the group, filed cross-complaints against the girl’s mother two months later, alleging she negligently failed to supervise her daughter while knowing she had a history of making false complaints.
Court papers were filed in late January by the parties stating they were dropping their claims, and Buckcherry attorney Daniel Miller confirmed Wednesday that a settlement was reached.
The terms of the accord were not divulged in court records. The trial of the suit and countersuits had been scheduled to begin Tuesday.
Buckcherry used its MySpace fan site to invite women to a music video casting call at West Hollywood’s Key Club in October 2005 for ”Crazy Bitch,” which became a hit song on the CD ”15,” according to the girl’s suit.
She alleged she was urged to binge on alcohol, expose her breasts and perform sex acts with another woman. She also said others were directed to touch her and make unwelcome sexual advances.
Three videos for ”Crazy Bitch” later surfaced on the Internet, according to the suit: A ”clean” video, a ”dirty” video and a ”making of” video, in which the girl — described in some court papers as 16 at the time and 15 in other documents — is seen introducing herself on camera and shown performing sexually explicit acts on another woman in a men’s restroom. The band later took the video off the Internet.
Courtesy of laindependent.com