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Glenn Danzig’s Lawsuit Against Jerry Only Has Been Thrown Out of Court


danzig vs jerryI’m tempted to begin this article with the phrase “Glenn Danzig just can’t seem to catch a break,” but let’s get real here — this guy doesn’t just have shit luck, he actively courts disaster, and he usually gets it. He’s like the one mouse in the maze who has never figured out that the cheese is fucking electrified.

The latest chapter in the sad saga of this sad man: the lawsuit he filed against his former Misfits bandmate Jerry Only this past May has been thrown out of court. The suit alleged that Only had violated a 1994 agreement by preventing “retailers… from entering into licenses with Danzig and/or his designee,” but the Judge called bullshit, reports

“…according to the judge, Danzig failed to allege which terms of the 1994 agreement Only actually breached. In the ruling, the judge notes that the merchandise provision of the 1994 agreement grants each co-owner (Danzig, Only, whoever) the ‘non-exclusive right to conduct merchandising and to exploit other rights relating to the use and exploitation of the name Misfits.’ AND that each will retain 100% of what each earns individually from exploiting these merchandising rights.

“The best part: the agreement even states that neither Only nor Danzig has any obligation to pay the other person in the event one makes more money than the other.”

So the long and short of it, basically, is Danzig did something dumb. Which is the long and short of almost every Danzig story from the past fifteen years. You’d think at some point the guy would go, “Hm, I make really, really bad decisions, I should probably find someone smarter than me to make those decisions on my behalf, like a really good manager, or a kindergarten student looking for a summer job.” But I guess the dude feels no embarrassment regarding the fact that he’s become a punchline. Which I guess is admirable. Or signals some serious mental deficiencies. Either way.

[via The PRP]

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