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Journey Guitarist

Sues Ex-Mother-in-Law --

Stop Trashing Me Online!

3/18/2013 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Most people get to forget their in-laws after divorce ... but not Journey guitarist Neal Schon -- he's suing his ex-mom-in-law for defamation, claiming the woman is continuing to ruin his life ... by badmouthing him on the Internet.

Neal filed the defamation suit against Judy Kozan, the mother of Amber Schon -- whom Neal divorced in 2007 -- claiming Judy has "attacked and harassed" him through Internet postings and false comments to the media for years.

According to the lawsuit, Judy published a blog article in January, accusing Schon of not paying her daughter enough money to support herself -- letting their two little girls "go homeless," putting his ex "in a situation where she literally has no money for food, gas for the car, bills, nothing."

Schon says he's paid his ex amply ... more than $1.3 million to be exact ... and her mom's lies have tarnished his reputation, resulting in multiple media outlets accusing him of being a "deadbeat" dad.

He's suing for at least $75,000. 

FYI -- Judy has since removed the offending blog post ... and replaced it with a post that sounds a lot like a retraction, in which she says the "deadbeat dad" reports are FALSE. Too little, too late?

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alex    

*shrugs* give harv his due.. at least there isn't a pic of that skank he's bangin' with this story

500 days ago
17.

Dutchy    

For the people who ask what is wrong with his nose, that is a coke nose.

500 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

Tarnished his reputation? At least the title of "s***bag" has nothing to do with his ex-MIL.

500 days ago
19.

Roman Moroni    

He looks like **it!! Permanent smile for crappy face lift .... Baaaad!

500 days ago
20.

Los Pepes    

Uhg
Journey has always and forever will suck

500 days ago
21.

Joey    

Neal Schon is the biggest f*cking douchebag on the planet, and treats all of his exes like sh*t. *******!

500 days ago
22.

Roman Moroni    

And Steve Perry looks fab for his age - has to eat on him -- Journey sucks now MORE than ever

500 days ago
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burning_plastic    

He has decided that he can put a price on his reputation of $75,000. That's what his good name is worth. That's hilarious.
For one thing I never heard of this woman ruing his reputation until now. I'm sure that her blog is a lot more popular now.
The other thing is that the last time I saw this guy he was running around with a married woman and publicly humiliating her husband, who I take it was a personal friend of his, (can't be bothered to google, but I think I'm close,)
The time I saw him before that is because his band's fans are divided because he has hired a sound-alike singer for Journey. Whatever, maybe it's not possible to work with Steve Perry. He's basically a karaoke machine though.
He's a karaoke machine who thinks his reputation is worth $75,000 the price of a nice Cadillac truck. I just put it that way because he made a big showing of buying a Bentley that cost $350,000 for his married girlfriend. http://www.tmz.com/2011/10/23/michaele-salahi-neal-schon-bentley/
The guy is obviously a real prince. No offense to the guy from Minneapolis.

500 days ago
24.

Roman Moroni    

The big left nostril is no doubt a vaccine for coke

500 days ago
25.

kali    

Everyone trashes you, maybe you are indeed trash!

500 days ago
26.

Hey Jude     

Jeffrey Rutledge and his peanut gallery all below. Jeffrey has 200 phony Aliases to date and counting Judy has many blogs and phony sites along with some other losers.

500 days ago
27.

Carol    

He ruined Journey for me. I was a huge Journey fan but now when I hear a Journey song all I can think of is what a piece of crap Neal is and I change the station.

500 days ago
28.

Gretel    

Obviously at some point in his life Neal had a huge schnozz and ended up with a rather substandard nose job. It kind of compliments his substandard "fiancee" Michele.

500 days ago
29.

Hey Jude     

Jeffrey Rutledge Ava Rachael Judy Amber Matt all with hundreds of phony Aliases a bunch of cowards Hiding behind computers. Come out and use your real names ....

500 days ago
30.

Re    

Way to endear yourself Neal.

500 days ago
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