The rock musician Gunnar Nelson is reportedly facing a defamation lawsuit from a club owner, who claims that comments made about him have damaged his business.
Nelson, who is part of the glam metal band Nelson alongside his twin brother Matthew, is accused of criticising the Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, Virginia in a recently published article.
Nelson, 43, played a gig at the venue in 2008, but in the later article he described performing there as the “low point” of his career. Nelson also alleges that the owner of the club, Jay Nedry, still owes him a fee of $8,000 (£5,333) for the performance.
Nedry is said to have refuted Nelson’s remarks, and has filed a lawsuit against the singer and songwriter in Los Angeles Superior Court. He is suing Nelson for a total of $25,000 (£16,667) over claims that the rocker’s comments ruined his business.
Nedry claims that Nelson’s comments are not only untrue; they are slanderous. He says that they:
“have had a great negative impact upon Nedry’s personal and business reputation, as well as that of Jaxx Nightclub by deterring persons from dealing with him individually and the club.”