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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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Hey Jude     

JK SINKING SHIP OF YOU AND YOURS

552 days ago
107.

MeriJ    

Here's the thing. JK was never saying that Neal didn't his pay child support. Not on her blog. Not to friends. Not to anyone that I know of. All his ex-wives with children seem to agree that he is great about that.
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If you had thought about it instead of jumping to conclusions, that's how you'd have known it wasn't JK who leaked that Daily Mail story. Her complaint was that Neal had changed his mind on an offer to help Amber with her mortgage for longer than he was committed to in their divorce settlement. Whether it's true that he had agreed to do that is beyond me. But she was never saying he didn't fulfill his child support obligations.
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The person who presumably got paid for leaking the story got that incorrect impression from the vague stuff JK had written on her blog. And that, faux Hey Jude, is how you know it wasn't JK.

552 days ago
108.

Ivisu    

What's wrong Michaele (Hey Jude) did A Goodhand at Radar on Line stop taking your calls?

552 days ago
109.

Ivisu    

Hey Jude (Michaele) other than watching you flail around in your comments trying to defend yourself when I really want a good belly laugh, I go to YouTube and watch the "Bump it" video and for that, I thank you.

552 days ago
110.

MeriJ    

> HEY JUDE
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Just who are you working for MeriJ? RH ? JR? JK?

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You know exactly who I am. I never post anywhere except with my real name or this abbreviation of it. And you know perfectly well that I don't work for anyone.
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You sure as hell know that I am not in league with Jeff, so don’t try that smear tactic with me.
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What bothers all of you is that I don’t appear to be on any one side. But to me, it’s the rest of you who keep switching sides. I am on the side of truth and decency. I hate liars, manipulators and bullies. When I think you are the one being bullied or lied about, I stand up for you. When I think you are the bully and the manipulator, I add my voice to those trying to expose your attacks.
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As for Judy, I have indeed been talking to her, trying to understand what really happened. Along with many other people, I assumed she was much closer to JR than it appears she actually was. I assumed she knew the ugly stuff he was doing. But she didn’t. She had no idea. She thought he was a legit investigative reporter and a nice man. I imagine she is still trying to get her jaw off the floor from the things I tried to explain to her yesterday.
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Jeff is an experienced con artist, as you should know by now. Why do think he sent her a friend request from that MrsR account and then made the list public? Why do you think he always posts in the plural? (“We will not back down until blah blah blah.”) He does that so paranoid people like you think he is speaking and acting on behalf of a host of others, including interested parties like Judy.
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But people like Judy aren’t pouring over these comments on the Internet like the rest of us do. She doesn’t understand what is really going on here. She's just annoyed with her former SIL and unwisely says so when she shouldn't.
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JR has been manipulating all of you to escalate your rage with one another. That’s what I think. He tricked you into thinking JK was backing his play.
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Frankly, you are a total rube, after all this time, to still be so easily fooled by that man and his hateful tricks.

552 days ago
111.

Skarlet1    

Neal is nothing but a pig. He just married Ava then leaves her without notice and takes off with that stupid blonde, real classy Neal! I know Judy personally and I have to say that she is the kindest, most generous person I have ever met. Neal is a deadbeat dad, he rarely sees his two daughters and when he doe it is only because he is in town for a concert. He is doing quite well financially and should be paying Amber much more in child support. She is a wonderful Mom and makes sure they are involved in lots of great things, the oldest girl can play guitar and sing. Amber is a model and does work, her first obligation is always to her children.
Neal going after Judy Kozan is just another rotten thing that he has done. She does not deserve it. Neal is a big drunk and has nothing to do with any of his children from all of his various marriages. He thinks it is funny to take a picture of his junk and send it to people via his phone, he did this to Michaele's husband when they ran off together. He has done that to several people and it just goes to show how sick and childish he is! Neal is a dink and deserves to be bashed!

551 days ago
112.

LookingGlass    

Whats really sick is her posting over and over 'how they are engaged'. So who is provoking who?
Its ok for them I guess.

551 days ago
113.

Kristen    

Typical Missy Holt/Michaele Salahi... Obfuscate then scream victim.

1) The lawsuit has nothing to do with Neal's skank, it's a legal matter between him and former legally legitimate family members.

2) Neal is a world-renown rock star with multi-millions of dollars, and JR is a pathetic (alleged) drug addict who appears to be in the range of being homeless. Am I really supposed to buy that one completely disenfranchised, impotent loser has the power to influence anything in Neal's life? I think it's another excuse for Missy to monopolize Neal's pity and attention.

3) Missy/Michaele Salahi has a DO***ENTED history as a liar, a grifter, a con artist, a fraudster, and as we all know a pattern of breaching national security by attending White House and political functions she is not invited to. She can scream victim all she wants, the fact is she's left a lot more victims in her wake than times she herself has been victimized.

4) Neal was operating in relative obscurity and pursuing his musical interests until Missy came into his life. Why hasn't he stopped to question how his life turned on it's ear with the advent of this notorious con artist in his life? He loves her? That's his business, but you can't whitewash a history like hers, and surrounding yourself with her coterie of former porn stars, grifters, and sycophants and expect you to retain any semblance of credibility.

Missy's history is DO***ENTED, and it's offensive to almost everyone who pays attention. This woman grifted her way into the White House and took pictures of herself innapropriately draped over the Vice President - the White House was offended, Congress was offended, the American people were offended - she is universally hated, and for very good reasons.

Neal needs to stop whining and grow a set, and get this woman off of his social networking pages, and out of the spotlight. He looks ineffective and pathetic, and rabidly defending her in the face of incontrovertible evidence is borderline retarded.

551 days ago
114.

DF    

What a stupid headline. And a stupid lawsuit. Judy didn't trash him online at all. He's publicly accused her of a lot of crap that is not true, so Neal is harassing her!
You don't sue the person that is helping raise your children, dumb ass.

551 days ago
115.

Hey Jude     

You 5 are really so tormented that there happy... They love being together so.... Don't go to there FB pages. You 5 are beyond obsessed. Find something else to do. You are smothering in your own hate. It will continue to happen as nothing good ever comes from wishing bad thing to happen to some else. MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIVES.

551 days ago
116.

JMD333    

He's paid more than the law required, how long is he going to be slandered in the press? How long till people are satisfied? How can such a horrible, hateful opinion be formed based completely on distortions by the press? Have you ever actually met Neal or Michaele in person? How do people find time in their lives to waste one minute on hating people you don't even and probably never will know..... Peace! Love! That's all!

550 days ago
117.

LookingGlass    

I could not put my finger on why after all these years does Neal respond like he is doing now. It is because of Michelle, this was HER fight and now its HIS. Hope its worth it !

550 days ago
118.

ML    

It's a secret...get a grip
Go AWAY! stop stalking NeAL AND Michaele...

Go away. Hey this is a tabloid. They sold an article. There is a comment section for , well lets see...comments maybe?

550 days ago
119.

itsasecret    

MICHAELE AND NEAL OUR A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE:))

550 days ago
120.

itsasecret    

AMBER GET A JOB LKE THE JUDGE SAID 4 U 2 DO...STOP LOOKING FOR A PAY OUT WHORE...PUT DOWN THE DRINKS...AND STOP TELLING EVERYONE HOW DRUNK YOU GET ON FACEBOOK U SILLY BITCH...UGHHH SUCH A LOW LIFE...AND U WANNA TALK ABOUT MICHAELE??? YOU CANT WALK A MILE IN HER JIMMY CHOO SHOES!! OR DRIVE A MILE IN HER BENTLEY 2012 CONVERTIBLE!! SO WITH THAT BEING SAID...HAVE A SEAT IN TRAFFIC..!YOUR SCARY STALKING WAYS WILL CATCH UP 2 U THO...O AND I READ WHEN OF YOUR FRIENDS POST ABOUT U BEING A MODEL??????? HA WITH YOUR CHOPS??? I WOULD BE AFRAID U WOULD BITE IF I WAS THE CAMERA GUY....TRY SOMETHING NEW LIKE A ESCORTING SITE LIKE SOMEBODY I KNOW DID...HEHEHEHEHE

550 days ago
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