Bennett Vs. Tweedy Again ... Really?
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 5, 2009 3:50PM
Photo via Jay Bennett's MySpace page
The amount off this lawsuit? Around $50,000.
We'd like to review the documents filed, but at that amount the lawsuit reads as more like a public swipe at an old bandmate than anything else. It's the sort of thing that probably could have been settled behind the scenes, especially if the crux deals with his belief he was unfairly compensated for his appearance in I Am Trying To Break Your Heart. It's hard to believe that an amount as minimal as that would really have to do with song royalties though.
We're willing to suspend our judgment until more details are released, but that's the way it reads at this point.
UPDATE: Jim DeRogatis digs through Bennett's MySpace blog to divine a possible motivator behind the suit.
UPDATE II: Well, now we know why this wasn't handled quietly behind the scenes. According to a statement given to Paste, Tweedy says "I've read the news and I honestly have no idea what these claims are based on."