Tommy Lee Quits Motley Crue
His decision follows an amended complaint, filed by his three bandmates, against his manager and business partner Carl Stubner, in which the trio is demanding $20 million in damages.
Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx contend Stubner cost them millions by persuading Lee to turn his back on lucrative concert dates and concentrate his efforts in two reality TV shows.
In a statement released by Lee's management company to website Blabbermouth.net late on Wednesday, a spokesman for the rocker revealed he "recently informed Sixx and Mars, the shareholders of Motley Crue, Inc., that he was resigning from the band and his resignation was accepted."
A previous statement from Lee's attorney Barbara Berkowitz suggested the drummer was far from happy with his bandmates' legal actions.
Berkowitz said, "Mr. Lee was neither consulted regarding this matter nor authorised the lawsuit. Mr. Lee has not made any allegations against his current personal manager. Mr. Lee feels fortunate to have been part of the Motley reunion tour, as well as other opportunities outside of Motley Crue over the past several years.
"It is unfortunate that others believe that they all could have made more money had Mr. Lee exclusively participated in the band that he co-founded in 1980."
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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