Liam Gallagher Suing Brother Noel
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:22:53
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Things are getting uglier between the Brothers Gallagher.
Liam Gallagher has launched a libel lawsuit against his brother Noel, who recently said it was a mistake for him to walk out on his brother and their Oasis bandmates in 2009, moments before they were due to take the stage at a gig in Paris, France. I bet their family is mega embarrassed by all this public, bratty squabbling.
Noel blames Liam for the incident in France, saying that Liam asked to advertise his fashion line Pretty Green in Oasis tour programs.
Noel said his brother pulled out of an earlier appearance at Britain's 2009 V Festival because he was suffering from a hangover whereas the official statement suggested the singer was suffering from laryngitis. Now Liam is suing his older brother for libel.
In a statement, released to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Liam said, "I have taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made claiming Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover. That is a lie and I want Oasis fans and others who were at V to know the truth. I was gutted when I couldn't play the gig because I didn't want to let the fans down. But the truth is I had laryngitis, which Noel was made fully aware of that morning, diagnosed by a doctor."
He continued: "Noel also falsely stated the demise of Oasis followed a massive row, in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour program. The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us. I am used to being called all sorts of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him. But what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism. I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology."
Can I just say I love that the British say "a row" when they talk about fights.
Noel will now have to make an official response to the writ in London's High Court, and if the brothers still disagree the case will be taken before judges.
Team Liam or Team Noel Gallagher?