Rockers Motley Crue
has suffered a setback in their bid to sue drummer Tommy Lee
's manager for lost wages - their legal action has been declared insufficient.
The band claims Carl Stubner's actions - when he advised Lee to shoot two reality TV series instead of join a Crue reunion tour - cost them millions and hurt their reputation.
But a judge in California has ruled that the legal papers don't support a cause of action, and he has given the bandmates 20 days to re-file the papers with additional facts.
Motley Crue founders Nikki Sixx
, Vince Neil
and Mick Mars
originally filed suit on June 18 in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The rockers claim Lee's flop TV show, Tommy Lee Goes to College
, was a "critical disappointment and a ratings disaster," which made their bandmate look like "a laughing stock who could not carry a drum beat."
The suit also claims that Lee's participation on another reality show, Rock Star: Supernova
, "diminished the public's interest in Lee and their overall perception of his musical talents." The trio states that the band had to scrap a string of lucrative concerts because Lee was too busy working on reality TV shows. They claim the cancellations cost them $8 million.
-Motley Crue Pictures
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