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Marilyn Manson Sued

8/4/2007 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nazi paraphernalia, African masks and skeletons, oh my! Freaky-deaky rocker Marilyn Manson is being sued by bandmate Stephen Bier Jr. for allegedly misusing band funds to purchase odd ephemera -- and ex-wife Dita Von Teese's engagement ring.

Among the items Bier claims Manson purchased on his dollar: SS typewriters, swastika wall tiles; the skeleton of a 4-year-old Chinese girl; taxidermy models; and Von Teese's pricey $150,000 rock.

Bier is seeking punitive and compensatory damages, as well as legal fees and lost salary, which, reports People, "Bier believes to be in excess of $20 million."

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61.

know it all    

Hey, poopassmonkey... or whatever (#12) :
If you don't like this country and our people....
There are planes leaving everyday back to wherever you are from.
Go get on one... and don't come back !!!
Buttmunch !!!

2546 days ago
62.

SPIKEMIKE    

Why is it out of all his bandmates Stephen is the only one that's sueing him. What is it he got fired so now he wants to sue if it wasn't for manson where would this guy be at now. Marilyn Manson ROCKS i have like 7 of his CD's and i'm 32-years-old so his music is not just for kids LOL. As for the skeleton don't we all have skeleton in ower closets well his is real and around his house so what is the big deal.

2546 days ago
63.

brian    

manson & michael jackson. curiousities buying curiousities. i bet even a cat's curiousity would have passed these up

2546 days ago
64.

JERRY    

U WONT FIND ME IN A DARK ALLY WITH THIS GUY. THIS GUY IS DRESSED UP FOR HALLOWEEN EVERY DAY. AND IF U EVER SEEN HIM IN CONCERT, AND SEE WHAT ALL HE DOSE ON STAGE. LIKE STICKING A BOTTLE UP HIS ASS. AN LOT'S MORE.

2546 days ago
65.

MaMaMe    

Emial not working

2546 days ago
66.

Katerina    

This is one creepy guy.

2546 days ago
67.

Erica    

Wow big Shock MM is an artist! He has an act. Get over it. If this is a publicity stunt, it is week at best. It's simply accounting. A band is a business, and depending how it is set up will determine the outcome. Was Stephen Bier Jr. A Partner? A Collaborating artist? Or was he merely a hired gun musician. The Weird items listed would be part of the act.. They could have legitimate reasons for the band to buy them. Who Knows, thats between the owner of the bands rights, the lawyers and the IRS. The engagement ring is going to be more difficult. Only if it was purchased from Marilyns rightful personal proceeds would this be acceptable. $20 Million Dollars? Seems excessive. Even if he held writing, scoring and performing rights it doesn't seem possible.

By the way Love him or hate him - He puts on an astonishing live show. And has always been able to make people take notice of him.

2546 days ago
68.

mab    

stephen is not the first ex-bandmate to sue manson and i doubt he'll be the last, manson is a two faced backstabber who has screwed over all of the musicians who helped him get to where he is today

2546 days ago
69.

mab    

bier jr is a founding member of the band, he was with manson from 1990-2006

2546 days ago
70.

Erica    

Founding member or not, that does not necessarily mean that he is entitled to the same percentages of the profits as MM. Ask the members of KISS who's rights belong predominently by Gene Simmons.I'm just saying this is not a I hate/ you hate situation. Its about accounting legalities.

2546 days ago
71.

tooth fairy    

He is a big nerd and turd in high school. He can't get over it. He has to keep using drugs to feel better about himself. Only when he is on drugs, he feels cool.

2546 days ago
72.

Nance is a Dumb Ass    

He should be sued for just breathing.

2546 days ago
73.

Ashley    

What the heck does he need all that junk for? and I don't wanna know what he's gonna do with the skeleton

2546 days ago
74.

Go with the Flow!    

The devil made him do it! A big shame to him for buying a skeleton, the person who
sold it to him is a monster as much as the buyer. Shame on him and i wish Steven
Bier good luck and i hope the court makes him pay ever penny back.

2546 days ago
75.

Pennie    

Marilyn Manson is a FREAK!

2546 days ago
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