Rose's Lawyer Claims Azoff Disrupted Deposition
A lawyer representing AXL ROSE has accused former GUNS N' ROSES manager IRVING AZOFF of disrupting their ongoing legal battle by throwing a tantrum during a deposition hearing.
The rocker and his former manager are currently locked in a bitter legal war - Azoff filed suit against Rose in March (10), claiming the singer reneged on an agreement to give him a slice of a big money concert tour.
The star subsequently launched his own counter-suit, alleging Azoff attempted to sabotage his career after he refused to reunite with the band's original members.
Rose's attorney has now stepped up the legal dispute, filing papers accusing Azoff of storming out of a recent deposition meeting.
The documents, obtained by the New York Post, allege the music manager threw a stack of papers at lawyer Skip Miller, ripped off his own microphone and stormed out of the room during questioning about the merger between music industry giants Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
Rose is demanding more than $5 million (£3.3 million) in damages for breach of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud and breach of contract.