Former Ghost members start lawsuit against singer Papa Emeritus
Dark times ahead for fans of the world-renowned Swedish heavy metal band Ghost… Four former members of the band, known previously solely by the stage name “The Nameless Ghoul” have recently decided to sue the band’s frontman and singer Tobias Forge aka Papa Emeritus III for failure to disclose the band’s income and expenses from the years 2011 to 2016.
Here is an extract from an official statement made by one of the former Nameless Ghouls, previously known as Nameless Ghoul (Alpha) now revealed to be guitarist Simon Söderberg:
“As of yesterday we, four signatories from the band Ghost, have filed a lawsuit with the Linköping District Court. We are suing Tobias Forge (”Papa Emeritus”) – the band’s lead singer who has also been responsible for the finances of the band since its founding.
As of the filing of this lawsuit we are requesting that the court, under penalty, oblige Tobias Forge to declare the incomes as well as expenses of the band concerning the years between 2011 and 2016.
Throughout all the years we have been on tour with Ghost (between 2011-2016 some of us have performed something like 500 shows with the band) and throughout the band’s album recordings, we have neither been allowed to share in the profits of the band, nor have we seen any of the incomes accounted for.
The only thing we have received have been minimal advance payments to allow the band to keep going. This despite the fact that we had an agreement that any profits should be shared fairly between the members of the band…”
You can read the rest of the statement here: https://www.facebook.com/simon.soderberg.52/posts/10154419061836127
The other former members involved in the legal dispute against Tobias Forge include: Mauro Rubino (Air) – member of Ghost since 2011.
Henrik Palm (Eather) – member of Ghost since 2015
Martin Hjertstedt (Earth) – member of Ghost since 2014
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