The Former Guitarist Of U.s. Gypsy-punk Band Gogol Bordello Has Filed A Lawsuit Against The Group's Frontman Eugene Hutz.
Oren Kaplan, who left the band in 2012, alleges Hutz has taken more than $500,000 (£312,500) from the group without permission. He is asking for $950,000 (£593,750) in personal damages, and claims the singer "tricked" other band members into signing consent forms to kick Kaplan out of the group.
According to the suit, the pair once shared accounting duties for the band, but in 2009 Hutz took sole charge and upped his salary to $130,000 (£81,250) while Kaplan was paid just $57,000 (£36,625).
The legal documents state, "Hutz brazenly absconded with approximately half a million dollars from the bank accounts of the Gogol Bordello entities and deposited those funds into the accounts of new companies which are wholly owned by Hutz."
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Kaplan filed papers against his ex-bandmate at New York's Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday (26Jul13), accusing Hutz of tricking other members into signing "consent forms" to boot the musician from the line-up in 2012.
The dismissal caused Kaplan to stop receiving royalty payments from Gogol Bordello's songs and banned him from accessing the group's funds.
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Madonna's new film, 'W.E.' will get its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.
The 52-year-old singer has directed new movie 'W.E.' - a two-tier tale about Britain's King Edward VIII's relationship with American Wallis Simpson and a modern story regarding a woman called Wally Simpson - and the full feature will be shown to critics and audiences at the Venice Lido during the September event.
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Foer's novel pitches the reader between the past and the present, between a magical-realist historical chronicle and the first-person reflections of a Ukrainian translator who makes hilarious mincemeat of the English language. Foer's story follows the journey undertaken by an obsessive personal historian -- named Jonathan Safran Foer -- from New York to the remote Ukrainian village from which his grandfather escaped under the shadow of the Nazis. Accompanying him are the malapropism-prone Alex and Alex's irascible and eccentric grandfather who has ghosts of his own to bury. For all its stylistic bric-a-brac, the ideas of reconciling with the past and of survivors struggling to exorcise themselves of guilt resonate eloquently throughout the novel.
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LORD OF THE RINGS star Elijah Wood found love on the set of new movie LOVE IS ILLUMINATED when his musician co-star set him up with a bandmate.
Wood and GOGOL BORDELLO star Eugene Hutz became fast friends on the set of the quirky road movie and when the rocker discovered his actor pal was looking for love, he set him up with bandmate PAM RACINE (corr).
A pal tells America's In Touch magazine, "Eugene introduced them and they secretly started dating and now they seem to be inseparable."
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