Motley Crue Promoters Sued By Beaten Fan


January 17, 2008

Motley Crue’s concert promoters have been hit with a lawsuit by a fan who claims he was assaulted while attending the band’s 2006 gig in Illinois.

Gerald Schneeman is suing promoter Live Nation for damages after he was allegedly beaten up by an unidentified member of Motley Crue during the rockers’ concert at the Ford Amphitheater on November 22.

The legal papers, which were filed in a U.S. court on Monday, state Schneeman was standing directly in front of the stage when he was allegedly struck in the head with a guitar by the Motley Crue member – who was not named in the suit. The musician is then said to have jumped down from the stage and knocked Schneeman to the ground, at which point security intervened and began assaulting the fan, before dragging him out of the venue.

Schneeman claims he suffered bodily injuries, scarring and disfigurement, although full details of his injuries have not been released, reports website The amount of damages he is seeking has yet to be disclosed.

Spokespeople for Motley Crue and Live Nation were unavailable for comment as WENN went to press.

Rockers Aerosmith were co-headliners at the 2006 concert.

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