feature: angelo moore calls on the support of fishbone fans following stage dive lawsuit
By Sound Check
March 9, 2015
Last year we reported that Fishbone were sued 1.4 million dollars for a stage diving incident. The lawsuit sparked much debate about whether diving should be banned at shows and has left the band in dire straits, now unable to afford legal representation as they prepare to return to court. Now front man Angelo Moore is calling on the support of Fishbone fans in a new crowd-funding campaign. Take a look at his statement below and support here.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
“HI This is Angelo Moore front man of Fishbone.
It is unfortuante that I have to ask for your help, but if any of you have been keeping up with Fishbone through social media and or have seen our movie Everyday Sunshine it is without a doubt contrary to popular belief that we have been living the lifestyle of the fAmous BUt not Rich for the majority of our Fishbone careers.
Kimberly Myers and Her 4 man Lawyer team tHE JOKELSONS have successfully sued the Philadelphia campus, the club, our managment and our booking agent and for some strange reason, have been given Yet ANOTHER opportunity to re-open the $1.4million law suit ………..AGAIN!
We had legal representation but could’nt afford to keep them. Believe it or not we are barely living month to month with the money that we make from our shows which does’nt allow us any Funds to pay for a lawyer. But with your donation and support we can hire another lawyer to face the judge and represent us one last time. This will put and end to this FALse and unfair acusation and completley dropped once and for all.
If you love Fishbone and the music that we have brought to you all these years along with the right of freedom of expression through dance. Please donate to our legal fund.”
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