Joey Jordison’s Estate Accuses Slipknot Of Profiting From His Death

Joey Jordison‘s estate has recently filed a lawsuit against the band Slipknot, accusing them of profiting from his death after abruptly removing him from the group via email a decade ago.

The lawsuit claims that Slipknot failed to return at least 22 items belonging to Jordison, despite promising to do so.

The estate, represented by Steamroller, LLC, accuses Slipknot members Corey Taylor and Michael Shawn “Clown” Crahan, as well as associated companies, of withholding Jordison‘s musical instruments, gear, and wardrobe. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Slipknot included these items “in a traveling museum called Knotfest” and made profits from Jordison‘s devoted fanbase.

The complaint reads: “After abruptly kicking Jordison out of SLIPKNOT in 2013, Taylor and Crahan expressly promised in a written agreement to return all of Jordison‘s belongings in exchange for Jordison‘s promise to release certain claims against. The agreement contained a non-exclusive list of broad categories of items that [Taylor and Crahan] represented were in their possession and that they would return to Jordison. [Taylor and Crahan] purported to comply with the agreement by returning certain items to Jordison but, unbeknownst to Jordison, [they] had executed the agreement with no intention of performing their obligations thereunder, and knowingly concealed from Jordison that they possessed numerous other items belonging to Jordison that they never returned to him.”

Slipknot has refuted these accusations and is actively pursuing the dismissal of the lawsuit. The final verdict of the legal proceedings is still pending.