Former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has dropped his lawsuit against his longtime bandmates after pursuing the suit for more than a year, Rock Feed has learned. Documents obtained by Rock Feed show that Fehn’s attorneys filed a ‘Notice of Voluntary Discontinuance’ with the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Thursday, October 29th.
Chris Fehn sued his longtime bandmates Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan on March 13th, 2019 in New York Supreme Court. Fehn maintained that he trusted the “fidelity and integrity” of his bandmates, Taylor and Crahan. His attorneys alleged that Taylor and Crahan oversaw business decisions for the band and he was not informed about financial decisions made regarding the band.
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Slipknot released a statement revealing Fehn was no longer a member of the band.
Slipknot said at the time: “Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life.”
Fehn’s attorney has contested in an interview that it has always been his desire to “remain a member” of the band, which makes this filing interesting. Fehn also previously responding to a comment on Instagram signaling he hoped to rejoin the band ‘someday’. Could this be a sign of a settlement that could involve Fehn’s return to the band? Unlikely, but possible.
The document filed by Fehn’s attorneys last Thursday revealed that the former Slipknot member was discontinuing his suit against the band ‘with prejudice’, which means he wouldn’t bring it back up in court later. The percussionist also declined to seek any assistance with legal costs from the band.
The document filed in New York Supreme Court said: “Plaintiff CHRISTOPHER FEHN, by and through his undersigned counsel, and pursuant to NY CPLR § R3217(1), hereby affirms that the above-entitled action, be and the same is, hereby discontinued as against ALL DEFENDANTS, with prejudice and without costs to any party and this notice may be filed with the Clerk of the Court without further notice.”
We’ve reached out to Chris Fehn’s attorney for comment and will update this story if we hear back.