UPDATE RadarOnline.com has reported that Tommy Lee has settled a lawsuit filed last November by his former personal assistant Michael Anthony Sullivan. Star Magazine elaborated that the Mötley Crüe drummer will pay Sullivan more than $400,000 and make a “public apology” to compensate for a variety of accusations, including defamation of character and failure to pay overtime.
ORIGINAL REPORT It might pay for iconic metal drummers to read the labor laws before they hire personal assistants.
Following closely on the heels of Lars Ulrich settling a lawsuit filed by a former right-hand man, Tommy Lee is the next basher to be dragged into court by his former assistant, Michael Anthony Sullivan.
Claiming to have worked as “procurer, Man Friday, chauffeur, guide, bookkeeper, attendant, door-keeper, agent, butler, valet, attendant, cook, shopper, nanny, bodyguard, maid, nurse, and nursemaid,” Sullivan was employed by the Mötley Crüe sticksman between January 2005 and March 2011. He has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the drummer and his company, Mayhem Touring, which lists a cavalcade of allegations that run the gamut from improper payroll deductions, failure to pay overtime, excessive work conditions, and defamation of character.
According to the lawsuit, Lee even charged Sullivan $1,000 a month rent after insisting that he move into the drummer’s house in order to be on call 24 hours a day. If you would like to see a copy of the complaint go here.