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Tommy Lee

SUED Over Roller Coaster

Drum Stunt

9/27/2012 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The man who claims he invented Tommy Lee's awesome roller coaster drum solo thing has kept his word -- officially following through on a promise to SUE the drummer ... for allegedly jacking his design.

L.A. based engineer Scott King filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he approached Lee back in 1991 with an initial design for a drum-roller coaster for his concerts ... and Lee jacked it for Motley Crue's 2011 tour.

Now King is suing Lee for stealing his idea -- demanding at least $400,000 in damages.

TMZ broke the story ... King sent Lee a warning shot last month -- in the form of a legal letter -- promising to sue if Lee didn't pay up. Well, Lee didn't pay up.

Lee's attorneys responded to King's letter claiming King's full of crap ... he never pitched Lee Squat.

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Gordon Blvd    

In the Washington DC area about a month or two ago, the Crue came thru the region and there was a contest on one of the radio station for someone to win a backstage pass to the concert and ride on that thing. AND IN THEIR OWN MARKETING, they were calling it a rollercoaster.
All I'm saying is from my perspective, hearing those commercials earlier in the year, and then seeing this article......well the dude has a legit case to me at least.

762 days ago
17.

Tommy G.    

I BELIEVE THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS MAY HAVE RUN OUT ON YOUR LAME ATTEMPT TO EXTORT MONEY FROM ONE OF THE BEST ROCK DRUMMERS ON THE PLANET.TOO LITTLE TO LATE.

762 days ago
18.

LILI    

TOMMY LEE ...PAY UP !!! DUDE!!!!

762 days ago
19.

Patrice Michelle    

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762 days ago
20.

Tracker    

test

762 days ago
21.

Barb    

I doubt King would go to the trouble of suing if he didn't have some proof. It will probably be settled out of court.

762 days ago
22.

DaveT    

Tommy Lee kicks ass. Amen.

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