Krewella Responds To Rainman's Lawsuit; Say He "Pretended To DJ" On Stage
Krewella's cryptic "Say Goodbye" marketing campaign might better be titled "Bye Felicia", or better yet, "Bye Rain Man", as they are now counter-suing their former producer.
Last month, Rain Man, aka Kris Trindl, sued EDM/pop act Krewella, sisters Yasmine and Jahan Yousef, for allegedly "firing" him from the group without due cause. Today, Yasmin and Jahan have responded with their own lawsuit, where they pop off some pretty serious allegations.
First the court papers filled today allege that Rain Man did not know how to DJ, and was faking his performance on stage:
"While on stage, Kris would generally stand to the side of Jahan and Yasmine and pump his arms, while pretending to DJ; he was onstage primarily for the sake of image. Because Kris did not know how to DJ, he only had two effect buttons."
The documents go on to allege that Rain Man was sometimes too drunk to perform, and would often times hamper the sisters' performance:
"Kris would recklessly use his controller to mess up Jahan and Yasmine’s mixing or would simply stop the music. Kris’s behavior became so disruptive that Yasmine would unplug and deactivate his equipment to limit the disruption; however Kris would be too intoxicated to notice."
The new court papers also state that Trindl "only wholly contributed" on one song for their Get Wet album. They go on to say that there were at least four songs where he "did little to no production," and claim that ghost producers had to come in to finish the album.
The counter-suit also clarifies the Yousaf sister's stance on Trindl's ongoing substance abuse claiming that they did indeed conduct an intervention, but it was actually for alcohol, not depression as his suit claims.
"Kris was unaware of the intervention beforehand and at the intervention, it was apparent that he was not sober, with some commenting that they believed he was under the influence of marijuana," says today's lawsuit "Everyone read letters to Kris expressing their love and care for him and their concerns for his well being. Kris refused to go to the sixty day treatment plan and instead told everyone to 'F--k off.'"
Dina LaPolt, Rainman's attorney has issued a statement regarding the Yousaf sisters' lawsuit:
"Yes he's an alcoholic and an addict. The point that it took him a while to get sober, doesn't give them right to arbitrarily throw him out and deny him his third share."
She goes on to attack the Yasmine and Jahan's music ability. "When they met, [the sisters] didn't know what was a middle C was on the keyboard. They still don't. The only notes they know are bank notes."
Via: Hollywood Reporter