Soundgarden Drop Part Of Lawsuit Against Vicky Cornell

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The latest twist in the legal battle between Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell over tracks recorded by Chris Cornell before his death has the band withdrawing part of its claims.

Back in May, papers filed by surviving Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd said that the money raised by the I Am the Highway tribute concert hadn’t all gone to charity and that “Vicky Cornell did not have the intention of using some or all of the revenue from the Cornell Concert for charitable purposes, but rather for personal purposes for herself and her family.”

Now Soundgarden’s lawyers have withdrawn that part of the suit. Vicky’s lawyer Martin Singer tells the Hollywood Reporter, “When we threatened Soundgarden with the undisputed facts that their claims concerning Vicky Cornell and the Cornell Charitable Foundation were disgraceful and fabricated by requesting the court sanction them for their appalling conduct, they caved in and agreed to drop their claims.”

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