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'Nelson' Twin Sued for Trash-Talking Nightclub

2/19/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former '90s glam rocker Gunnar Nelson just got sued by a smalltown Virginia club owner ... who claims the singer blasted him in the press for no reason ... and destroyed his business in the process.

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It's all over an interview Nelson gave on Examiner.com last August -- two years after performing at Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, VA -- in which the singer calls the venue the "lowpoint" of his career ... and insists the owner still owes him $8,000 for his performance.

Now, club owner Jay Nedry is firing back -- suing Nelson for over $25,000 ... claiming the singer's "irrational, untrue, and slanderous diatribe" in the interview is not only entirely false ... it's completely defamatory.

According to the lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court this month, Nelson's allegations "have had a great negative impact upon Nedry's personal and business reputation, as well as that of Jaxx Nightclub by deterring persons from dealing with him individually and the club."

Nedry is also suing the reporter who wrote the article containing the interview -- claiming she never checked her facts.


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1.

Googie    

Nedry trying to get money for nothing.

1252 days ago
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CriticAl    

HA! When I read Virginia, I knew it was going to be Jaxx. And sure enough...

1252 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

yup the politics of entertainment when will they both learn of the past indescretions that muck its value toward even caring about the source of the ill fits ----

1252 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

popeater stole the post that were posted again ----

1252 days ago
5.

Me    

Perez Hilton printed on his blog that the cocaine in LiLo's car belonged to Sam Ronson. He had no proof of that and Sam was never charged with a crime so technically she was completely innocent.

She sued Perez for slander and or defamation and he won. It's his right to freedom of speech as a (cough) journalist. So how can this Jay guy (or anyone) sue? Going by the logic of the judge in Sam's case anyone can say whatever they want whenever they want even if it is complete lies.

1252 days ago
6.

There's a problem here    

... because everybody knows that America hangs on every word ... what's his name? Oh yeah, Gunnar Nelson, says. That's what he gets from working in a "club" across from a Whole Foods Market and a Lutheran church. Next!

1252 days ago
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janja    

He looks like the Bono female male guy, I thought his twin was a male male

1252 days ago
8.

Bob Goodden    

jaxx suxx

1251 days ago
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kp    

this was his low point-
who is this guy???

1251 days ago
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CK2    

If something that Gunnar Nelson said ruined your nightclub, chances are it wasn't much in the first place. So obviously now you are just trying to get attention and it is pretty pathetic that anyone is giving it to you for a Nelson brother.

1251 days ago
11.

anni    

"Former glam rocker"...???? When?? Those boys never did anything but go on lame daytime talk shows with his and swing their hair around. They have always been a joke. They work on cruise ships for bluehairs who kinda know they are Ozzie & Harriett's grandkids. Quick, name one of their 'hits' ha ha ba ha ha Their Dad only had one, 'gardenparty' and it sucked balls.

1251 days ago
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nicole    

What do you expect from Springfield, Va??? Its the redneck capital of the Northern Va area-like it or lump it. I don't enjoy driving through it on the way to DC, much less performing there....

1251 days ago
13.

uh-yeah    

Springfield is a northern Virginia suburb. I think a lot of people probably look at it as south Alexandria, so I wouldn't necessarily call it small... Jaxx, however, is the kind of place where up and comers and "I had this huge hit in the 90s..." types go to pay the rent. You can always count om the Stevie Nicks wannabe spinning away in the corner to keep you amused even it the band doesn't. It is, what it is.

1251 days ago
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DCM    

Let's see...Nelson ruined Jaxx rep...what's the excuse for Nedry's ruin of Sully's? The man can't manage a decent club to save his life. So far, he's blown 2 promising venues in Northern Va.

1251 days ago
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Mike    

Not suprising to hear. Every band in the biz knows to steer clear of that place. Im sure it lawsuit will be thrown out. There are more than enough bands to testify on Gunners behalf

1251 days ago
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