EXCLUSIVE: A Gynecological Mess
12/7/2005 4:13 PM PT
Evanescence singer Amy Lee filed a lawsuit against her former manager, claiming, among other things, that he assaulted her.
Amy Lee alleges in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that her former manager, Dennis Rider, once ran his hand up her leg, on another occasion she claims he told her "he wanted to perform a gynecological examination on her."
Rider's firm provided TMZ with the following statement in rebuttal to Lee's claims:
"Rider Management and Dennis Rider have fully performed all of the duties and obligations owed by the firm under the management agreement to Ms. Lee and Evanescence. Further, Mr. Rider has always conducted himself by the highest professional standards and conducted his business relationships with Ms. Lee in a transparent, appropriate and entirely legal fashion. That she would now suggest otherwise is appalling and untrue.
Ms. Lee is very creative in writing lyrics to a song. But now she is creating a version of reality that simply has no basis in fact and she knows that. Dennis Rider's guidance of Evanescence and Ms. Lee's personal career has made her a rock and roll celebrity worldwide and wealthy beyond her dreams. That she would now turn on him, make such spurious and groundless allegations and summarily dismiss him is illegal and disappointing beyond words."
Rider's firm had previously filed its own lawsuit against Lee, claiming she owed the company millions in commissions.
Click on the document link to see Lee's most recent suit.
Amy Lee v. Dennis Rider