Scott Weiland Files Multimillion Dollar Countersuit Against Stone Temple Pilots Members
Scott Weiland's feud with his former Stone Temple Pilots bandmates seems to be getting uglier by the minute. After learning he had been replaced in STP by Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and being slapped with a lawsuit by the band's three other founding members, Weiland has filed a multimillion dollar countersuit.
According to Rolling Stone, Weiland is seeking compensatory damages in excess of $5 million in damages and an additional $2 million for each "willful use" of the Stone Temple Pilots name.
In his suit, which was filed Friday, May 31, Weiland states: "How do you expel a man from a band that he started, named, sang lead on every song, wrote the lyrics and was the face of for 20 years, and then try to grab the name and goodwill for yourselves? You don't, but three of the instrumentalists from the band 'Stone Temple Pilots' tried."
Last week, it was revealed that Stone Temple Pilots had sued Weiland, claiming that he tried to sabotage the band from continuing on with Bennington as their lead singer, among other accusations. The band further explained their reason behind the lawsuit in an open letter to fans.