Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

Buckcherry - Labels Sued Over Sexy Video of a Minor

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, September 11, 2006 @ 2:29 PM


Crazy Bitch with a fake ID?

- advertisement -
Excerpted from the Los Angeles Times:

A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges that Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records and other music industry organizations helped coerce a 16-year-old girl into making pornographic rock videos when a band advertised for extras on MySpace.

The companies and representatives for Buckcherry deny they did anything wrong. But they acknowledge that difficult situations may arise as they reach out to young fans. But it is just such situations, the girl's attorney said, that demand heightened caution by the music business.

"For years, the industry has been talking about how online sales and online promotion creates unique opportunities to reach out to fans," said the attorney, Douglas Silverstein. "Well, that also creates a unique burden" to protect minors from online exploitation, he added.

The suit, filed Thursday, alleges that Buckcherry asked fans to show up at Hollywood's Key Club in October. The plaintiff, a minor identified as Jane Doe who was living in Southern California, was allegedly given alcohol to drink and filmed exposing her breasts, kissing another female and writhing against a pole while Buckcherry performed the song Crazy Bitch.

According to the lawsuit, the music video was posted on the band's website and distributed widely online, as was a "behind the scenes" program that referred to the girl's first name, featured more nudity and had band members saying, "It's like watching seven hours of porn."

As a result of the video's airing, the minor suffered severe emotional distress, said Silverstein, who is seeking unspecified damages.

"You can imagine the panic this girl felt when this video started getting aired," he said. "She's been called a lesbian at school. She's had to switch schools because of that video."

An attorney for Buckcherry said it was possible that an underage girl appeared in the video but precautions were taken to keep minors out. "We had a guy at the door checking IDs, and to get in, this girl had to show a fake identification showing she was over 18," said Skip Miller of law firm Miller Barondess. "There were signs telling minors to stay out. This woman filled out a release form with false information. And once it was determined this woman was underage, the video was removed."

The lawsuit alleges that the minor was not asked for identification.

Representatives of Buckcherry said the girl bears some responsibility. "There was every opportunity for her not to be in that video," said Allen Kovac, Buckcherry's manager. "For whatever reason, the girl subverted those efforts, and now her mom is trying to blame everyone but her. This woman is now looking at them as a profit opportunity."

A representative of Warner Music Group said it had no role in the video's original production. He said Buckcherry was signed by its Atlantic label in May, after the video was produced.

The Warner executive, however, said that when the music company was contacted by the girl's mother, it immediately re-edited the video to exclude her and removed the original from circulation, hiring an outside group to strip it from websites that had posted it illegally.

But as of Sunday, versions of the video showing the minor were still on the Web.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 


 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
AC/DC's Malcolm Young Suffering From Dementia
FOZZY Announce The Cinderblock Party Headlining Tour
NONPOINT "Breaking Skin" Video Debuts
WHITE EMPRESS Debut Album, Rise Of The Empress, Streaming In Full
MASTODON Release "The Motherload" Video
WEDNESDAY 13 Reveals Monsters Of The Universe Vinyl Only Cover Art
PIERCE THE VEIL Announce Second Leg Dates Of World Tour With SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
BLACK CROWN INITIATE Debut First Ever Music Video
HAVOK's David Sanchez Suffers Arm Injury
TEN Reveal Albion Album Details
GUS G. To Release I Am The Fire Expanded Edition
DEVILMENT Releases New Video
AC/DC To Fans: Be In Our New Music Video!
METALLICA To Headline ROCK IN RIO USA
SAMMY HAGAR's Birthday Bash Now In Las Vegas In October
Former WICKED LESTER Guitarist Child Porn Charge
VIVIAN CAMPBELL To Miss Fall DEF LEPPARD Tour
PIG DESTROYER Reveal Track From Upcoming EP
MOTORHEAD To Fans: Make Official "Killed By Death" Video
MADBALL Does The "Doc Marten Stomp" In New Video
MACHINE HEAD Single "Now We Die" Leaked, Now Officially Streaming
HAREM SCAREM Reveal New Album Cover Art
REVOCATION Post Second Video From Making Of Deathless
RIGOR MORTIS Premieres Song "Ancient Horror"
WHITESNAKE Goes Back To The Bone On 1984 Live DVD/CD
METALLICA Some Kind Of Monster 10th Anniversary Edition Out In November
CLUTCH Reveal U.S. Headlining Winter Tour
ONSLAUGHT Vocalist SY KEELER To Sit Out US/Canada/South America Tour
ENTOMBED A.D. Presents "Kill To Live" Video
Live At Wacken 2013 3DVD/3BluRay/2CD Available Now
DESTRUCTION Launch Thrash United Tour Next Week
EXMORTUS Premiere "Metal Is King" Video
SIXX:A.M. Announce First Live Show In 5 Years
CARCASS Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel EP Coming
NIGHTWISH Full 2015 North American Headline Dates Released
THE FAMILY RUIN Release Debut Album Dearly Departed
SICK OF IT ALL Announce US Tour
EXODUS Premieres "Blood In, Blood Out" Title Track
ACE FREHLEY Announces East Coast Tour Dates
For AC/DC, It's Rock Or Bust On November 28th
Vocalist RONNY MUNROE Leaves METAL CHURCH
JOB FOR A COWBOY To Release Sun Eater
AFFIANCE Release New Album Blackout
A.Z. Announce Project Independent Living Loud Tour
PINK FLOYD To Release The Endless River Album
MOTLEY CRUE To Perform At DODGE ROCKS GAS MONKEY Event In Dallas
LORDI To Return With Scare Force One Album
EYEHATEGOD Announces Fall Tour Dates
L.A. GUNS, Bassist SCOTTY GRIFFIN Part Ways
3 YEARS HOLLOW Announce Tour With NONPOINT
LOUDER THAN LIFE Band Peformance Times Announced
Limited Number Of Fan Tickets Available For ROCK N BOWL
UK Rockers FURYON Confirmed For SECRETS OF METAL Festival
Two New GWAR Members To Join Their Scumdog Brothers On The GWAR Eternal Tour This Fall
AMON AMARTH Premiere "Deceiver Of The Gods" Video
MISS MAY I Announces Road To KNOTFEST Tour
OBITUARY Premieres New Song, "Violence"
ANVIL Announce Hope In Hell European Tour
DOWN Name ORANGE GOBLIN As Tour Special Guest
CRUCIFIED BARBARA Unleash "I Sell My Kids For Rock'N'Roll" Video
ALICE COOPER Reveals Raise The Dead-Live From Wacken Tracklist
THESE ARE THEY Set To Release Third Album
ALIEN ANT FARM Confirm More Tour Dates





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2014 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy