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Axl Rose to Artist

I Didn't Write That

Graffiti Hate Message

9/27/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Axl Rose recently fired off a cease and desist letter -- claiming an L.A. photographer is spreading lies about him in a vulgar attempt to capitalize on his fame ... all so she can sell her photographs. 

Here's what happened, Laura London -- an L.A. based photographer -- has an exhibit Downtown called "Once upon a time ... Axl Rose was my neighbor."

Laura claims her main piece -- a photograph of a garage door with "Sweet Child O'Die you R 1 of many nothing special " spray-painted on it -- is a picture of Axl's garage from years ago.

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According to the cease and desist letter, Laura advertised the piece claiming Axl himself spray-painted the garage during a fight with his then wife, Erin Everly. 

But the Guns N' Roses frontman claims that statement and the photograph are "outrageous, false, fabricated and highly defamatory."

The letter, drafted by Axl's attorney, states ... "Mr. Rose never spray-painted anything. Your salacious and inflammatory statements are plainly designed to garner attention and line your pockets with money."

Axl is demanding an apology, and wants the art show cancelled.

FYI -- Since the letter was sent, the description of the photo was removed from a website for the show, but the photo is still there ... and the exhibit is still scheduled for Sept. 29

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16.

ME    

Axl Rose is an irrelevant turd !!!

664 days ago
17.

Joe    

I'd pay good money to spend 5 minutes in a room alone with axl just to kick his worthless azzzz.

664 days ago
18.

Lovejac23    

From the consensus, AR sounds like a spazzy hot mess. So anybody messing with him deserves what they get. I'm with AR on this one. Ms. Photographer--go find something else t take pics of and leave him alone.

664 days ago
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BB not bb    

http://www.heretodaygonetohell.com/articles/showarticle.php?articleid=32


Herein is a horrific graphic account of the rape he inflicted on his wife. He has been diagnosed as psychotic since his teens and manic depressive since his twenties. There used to be videos up of the accounts of him raping his wife and abusing her, but it is impossible to find them and very hard to find the stories on the net either. Maybe he is doing a clean up campaign now that he is touring again.


I did read those accounts like a year ago and they were very horrble and scary. He seems to be getting nuttier and nuttier. God help anyone who gets close to him, especially a woman. Maybe this is the real reason the bad broke up, they are all terrified of him.

664 days ago
20.

texaschickeee    

Axl can remember that far back? AMAZING.
Something tells me as loud as he is yelling....He is more mad he is not getting a cut for his broke azzzzzzzzzzz. then not doing it.

664 days ago
21.

Dustin    

I'm more interested in the fact that a photo this poor in quality is part of an exhibit... I'll never understand why such crap work always gets main streamed while good work goes unnoticed by the wayside...

664 days ago
22.

TMP    

THIS is what qualifies as art these days... pictures of a spray painted garage door? This looks like it was taken with a disposable camera or something. The standards for REAL art have really circled the drain over the last few years... it's officially been flushed.

664 days ago
23.

lissabirdie    

Age sure hasnt been nice to him

664 days ago
24.

DaveT    

She's a liar but who cares she's irrelevant :D
...unlike Axl who penned one of the greatest rock albums of all time that literally changed the rock n' roll scene at the time \m/

664 days ago
25.

Bloomcounty.USA    

You know, I seem to recall ... waaaaaay back when Axl was with Erin Everly that they had a neighbor that was a photographer and he had a run-in or two with the photog. Basically I think this might be legit stuff, besides Axl was probably so messed up back then it's not like he'd remember everything he did, lol ... and he denies everything anyway, typical.

664 days ago
26.

SammyG    

This artist woman must be a real loser to think anybody cares about that POS has-been rocker. This is what you get when you mix white trash and crazy.

664 days ago
27.

jenb    

That doesn't even look like his handwritting.

664 days ago
28.

ray    

exactly how do you defame axyl dose??

664 days ago
29.

Ruby    

It's a ****in lie

662 days ago
30.

sandia    

what rubbish. that's not even close to axl's handwriting.

596 days ago
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