Earlier this week, it was revealed that Journey‘s Neal Schon had taken legal action in opposition to bandmate Jonathan Cain, alleging that he had repeatedly been restricted entry to the band’s monetary data and a bank card that had been arrange by Cain for Journey enterprise utilization. Cain has now responded to the swimsuit, issuing a press release that claims that Schon’s “reckless spending” is what is de facto on the coronary heart of the authorized motion.
Per TMZ, Cain simply filed authorized paperwork of his personal in response to the swimsuit initially filed by Schon final month. Now, whereas talking on the matter, Cain has alleged that the reason for the rift comes all the way down to Schon’s spending points.
“It is a matter that ought to have been resolved privately, however I’m pressured to publicly reply now to Neal’s malicious lies and private assaults on my household and I in an effort to garner public help for his ill-conceived lawsuit — a lawsuit that has completely no advantage,” says Cain.
He provides, “Neal has at all times had entry to the bank card statements; what he lacks — and what he’s actually in search of — is the power to extend his spending limits.”
Cain continued, “Since Neal determined to publicize what’s going on, I can inform you we’ll current the proof to the courtroom that exhibits that Neal has been beneath large monetary stress because of his extreme spending and lavish way of life, which led to him operating up huge private fees on the band’s bank card account. When efforts had been made to restrict his use of the cardboard to legit band bills, Neal sadly determined to assault me slightly than making an attempt to get his reckless spending beneath management.”
The keyboardist says he’s “saddened by the scenario,” concluding, “However since Neal filed a lawsuit, I believe he won’t be able to disregard the courtroom like he has ignored the numerous monetary advisors and accountants he has fired over the previous a number of years who’ve tried in useless to assist him.”
In Schon’s preliminary courtroom submitting, the guitarist said that he hasn’t been granted entry to monetary data from Nomota, the corporate that he and Cain began that oversees Journey’s enterprise dealings, that enable him to understand how a lot cash he’s owed. He additionally alleged that Cain arrange a band American Categorical card with out telling him and that “thousands and thousands of Journey funds have flowed via it.” Schon sought entry to Nomota’s books and data, requesting “unfettered entry.”
In a separate assertion, Cain’s legal professional Alan Gutman of Gutman Legislation commented, “The proof will set up that Schon’s monetary disaster has nothing to do together with his professed ‘unfettered entry to Nomota’s data.’ Our investigation has established that Schon’s private monetary issues resulted solely from his reckless spending, together with what preliminarily seems to be charging greater than $1 million of improper private bills on the band’s company Nomota AMEX card.”
“Schon’s grievance is the traditional instance of determined individuals doing determined issues. It’s extremely unlucky that Neal — and Neal alone — has created such difficulties for himself and his household via his profligate spending,” the assertion concluded.
The case is ready for a preliminary listening to on March 3, 2023.