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Manson countersues keyboardist

Marylin Manson countersues keyboardist

This August, Marilyn Manson keyboardist Stephen Bier, was suing Marilyn Manson the individual for money he was owed. Now, MM is COUNTERSUING Bier.

MSN is reporting

The rocker claimed in court papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that keyboardist Stephen Bier did not carry out obligations to take part in master recordings, concerts and the selling of band merchandise.

Manson’s complaint claimed the pair’s business partnership was dissolved in 1996 after the singer became the clear leader of the band.

Although Bier has been paid income for CD royalties, live performances and income from band merchandising, he has “failed to render services to the best of his ability and in a practical and cooperative manner,” according to Manson’s suit.

His suit accuses Bier of showing up late for band recordings, performances and promotional appearances, and giving confidential band information to the media and other people without Manson’s consent.

This all started with Bier suing Manson over money and benefits he said he was owed. Page six had this

According to an e-mail sent to us that was approved by Bier’s lawyer, Keith Fink, Manson promised Bier “partnership proceeds” from the band in 1993, but then spluged on “a multimillion-dollar home, had a lavish wedding in Ireland, gave an engagement ring to Dita von Teese” and collected Nazi artifacts and taxidermy. When Bier asked for the “partnership proceeds,” Manson “devised a campaign to drive Bier out of the band and rob him of his entitlement,” the e-mail states

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