MOTLEY CRUE’S MICK MARS WINS JUDGMENT AGAINST EX-GIRLFRIEND:
February 13, 2009
Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars won a $212,000 default judgment against his ex-girlfriend, who he alleged violated the terms of their palimony settlement.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edward A. Ferns signed off on the action against Robbie Mantooth on Monday.
Included in the order is a requirement that Mantooth pay Mars nearly $80,000 in attorneys’ fees and nearly $60 a day in additional interest until the judgment is paid in full.
In court papers filed in October, Mars’ lawyers alleged that Mantooth failed to turn over information that she planned to use in her defense of his lawsuit, despite two court orders to do so.
“Her conduct throughout this litigation has made a mockery of the rules and regulations that exist to prevent this kind of activity that she exhibits at each and every turn of this proceeding,” Mars’ court papers stated.
Ferns — in the absence of any opposition papers being filed by Mantooth’s lawyers — on Dec. 9 granted a motion by Mars’ attorneys to delete her answer to his complaint, which put her on the path to having a default judgment entered against her.
Mars, 57, sued Mantooth in November 2006. The suit dealt with the settlement of previous litigation between him and Mantooth, in which he gave her a down-payment and agreed to pay an additional $5,070 a month on a balance of $300,000, according to his court papers.
He claimed Mantooth promised not to disclose any financial information about him to anyone in exchange for receiving the monthly payments. But she later gave information about Mars’ account at City National Bank to a collection agency in an attempt to use his funds to help pay off an $80,000 debt she owed, according to his current lawsuit.
Mars claims Mantooth also told the collection agency that he misappropriated her money and agreed to pay her debts.
Mars and the rest of Motley Crue ended a 40-date “Crue Fest” tour last summer. Neither he nor Mantooth appeared in court for any of the hearings on his lawsuit.