Alice Cooper Sued by Former Business Partner Over Whiskey and Diamondbacks Tickets

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Welcome to Alice Coopers' nightmare.

A former business partner of the heavy-metal god is suing Cooper (a.k.a. Vincent Furnier) in Maricopa County Superior Court for allegedly failing to promote Coopers'town, a Phoenix restaurant owned by the two men, and using the business' assets inappropriately.

Brian Weymouth, Cooper's former business partner, claims that Cooper failed to promote the restaurant and charged the business $100,000 cash to perform there.

Weymouth also claims that Cooper abused his "comp expense" by charging Arizona Diamondbacks season tickets to the business and using the restaurant to entertain friends. Weymouth also claims Cooper used the restaurant's cash to donate food to charities, help support his wife's dance studio, and give money to his own golf tournament.

In Cooper's defense, we would argue that he's Alice Cooper, dude. He can do whatever he wants.

Regardless, Weymouth goes on to allege that he deserves a cut of the proceeds from Old Whiskey River Bourbon, a liquor named after the famous Willy Nelson song, an idea Weymouth claims he came up with and was promised a $100,000 royalty fee by Coopers' agent, Shep Gordon.

Cooper and Gordon, according to court documents dug up by Courthouse News, also failed to pay Weymouth a $5,000 a month management fee in 2004 and 2005.

Calls to Weymouth's attorney, Gregory McGill, were not immediately returned.

Weymouth, who was "compelled to resign" from his management gig in 2006, claims Cooper and Gordon owe him $120,000 in royalties from 2006-2009 and is seeking "damages for fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference and negligent misrepresentation, an accounting to determine gross sales of Cooper'stown and Celebrity Restaurants from 2006 to 2009, and an accounting from Gordon on the "Whiskey River" idea."
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11 comments
Johnb
Johnb

Weymouth screwed Dan too.

4bb6341
4bb6341

Dan screwed everyone including myself, from what I recall Dan was the worst of everyone involved.

chester cheetoh
chester cheetoh

I worked with Brian and have known him for many years, not only did we have a great relationship he was a standout guy. I dont know much about these personal attacks, but I will tell you from first hand experience he is a classy well respected in the community and someone who cares for the well being of others. These attacks are silly, he coached little league teams and soccer teams of my children that his kids were not even on. He donated his own personal funds for jerseys and equipment. As a person I am here to say as a friend and as a business man myself he is not what these accusations say. As for the public records, the guy is full of great ideas and concepts that people cling to and clearly took advantage of him. I feel bad for you people to say things about a guy who clearly got the wrong end of the deal, dealing with people who have more money is never easy, they do get greedy and this we all know. I know at the end of the day he will be fine and the truth will come out that these powerful people ganging up on him will get their own demise in some way whether it be financial or personal. But these attacks are silly, I wanted to atleast let people know. A good person and thanks for being a good coach, person, and a well respected man in the community, I thank you for what you did even when you didnt have to help out my family.

The Watchers Advisor
The Watchers Advisor

Although its easy to hide behind fictitious names the Internet could be your own worst enemy. It sounds like you are very much involved in this issue and you are looking for a creative outlet to vent and the obvious... SLANDER. Please be aware how easy it is to access where these comments were made from and the exact time and computer.

As I said earlier... It might be fun to hide an make comments but in court slander doesn't come cheap. I doubt it would be worth it in the end.

The Watchers Advisor
The Watchers Advisor

I think you need to read my comments above. I think they will better help you understand the situation. I also made a comment under Johnny Boy.

You need to be careful what you say even behind a false name. It's slander and quite easy to track down emails and ip addresses. Technology is amazing. Even when you try to delete the history you can always find it.

Brian D. O'Connor
Brian D. O'Connor

I would be careful with what you say. It's easy to hide behind fictitious names but all it takes is a subpoena and you can be sued too for slander. And from your comments you wouldn't have much ground to stand on.

The Watchers Advisor
The Watchers Advisor

They tend to take advantage of those with less financial means. It happens everyday.

That being said, thanks to those personal attacks made an earlier posts I was able to look up this person and see that he's had many endeavors involving celebrities. Perhaps this time he has learned either proper ways to deal with them or has the sense to stay away.

As for the crude comments... Your attack looks quite personal. I wonder how easy it would be able to acquire email addresses/ip addresses from this site. He's not afraid to sue celebrities what's to say he won't sue you for slander?

The Watchers Advisor
The Watchers Advisor

Some people seem to know too much about this particular situation. They've made it personal. Honestly, it sounds like a guy who was in business with a celebrity. Typically, the celebrity has their agents handle all their finances and legal agreements for them.

Agents get greedy and screw over those they can that they believe won't make a peep. In other words, they take advantage

cooperfan
cooperfan

anyone know who runs cooperstown now?

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