Chris Cornell‘s widow, Vicky Cornell, is slamming Soundgarden again in her ongoing lawsuit against the band.
In legal documents, obtained by Page Six, Vicky claims the rock band never reached out to her following Chris’ suicide in 2017. She also claims the band is withholding monies owed to Chris’ estate and is using it to pay for their legal fees. She further alleges the band says the money is frozen despite their using it to make payments.
She also claims the band charged her private flight to Chris’ memorial as a tour expense instead of paying for it from their own funds. A quarter of that payment “was taken from Chris’ share,” she claims in the documents.
Vicky, who is represented in the ongoing lawsuit by Marty Singer, also alleges that her late husband never signed a partnership agreement with his former bandmates because he was “tired of others unfairly capitalizing on his creative talents, or, in his words, ‘the stupid communist bulls–t.’”
“It’s egregious that after Chris died that the band claims they were concerned and contacted the crew, but they neglected to ever contact Vicky Cornell or the children to see if they were OK or to see if they were doing alright,” Singer told Page Six over the phone Thursday. “Yet they claimed they were always there for her, but they never contacted her by phone or text or any other way.”
Vicky sued Soundgarden in December for allegedly holding royalties from her over seven unreleased recordings Cornell made before his death.
Reps for Soundgarden didn’t return Page Six’s request for comment.
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