Major Claims Made Against George Clinton In New Lawsuit By His Band Member’s Widow
Legendary funk soul artist, George Clinton, may not have 99 problems, but he does have one…that is, if the widow of his former band member has her way. The 77 year old singer is being accused of being a manipulative, drug peddling, lying thief who did his band members dirty for years, by forcing them to do things that destroyed their lives, according to a newly filed lawsuit.
George “Bernie” Worrell Jr. (pictured below) was a member of George Clinton’s bands, Parliament and Funkadelic, and worked with him from the 1970’s to the 1980’s. Bernie co-wrote and sang on most of Clinton’s and/or Parliament and Funkadelic songs at that time. The Blast reported that after he passed away in June 2016, his widow says Clinton has failed to uphold a deal he and Bernie agreed to since 1976, for song royalties. Now she’s hittin’ him with a lawsuit and hr message is clear- she wants her paper NOW. The details in her lawsuit are pretty interesting though, check ’em out below…
Widow Slams George Clinton As A “Fraud”
Bernie’s widow claims within her lawsuit that “Clinton has a history of fraud, deceit, and delinquency when it comes to the performance of contracts that he has entered into on behalf of himself or his companies.”
To further back her claims, Bernie’s widow referenced recent documentary, featuring some of Clinton’s ex-bandmates, in which they made claims that Clinton would give them drugs back in the day and later deduct it from their paychecks.
He Used “Long Fingernail” To Offer Them Drugs?
George Clinton is also accused of enticing bandmates of becoming drug addicts, by walking around the room with cocaine on his “long fingernail” and telling his bandmates to have some:
Via The Blast- “Apparently, Clinton did this despite many band members not wanting drugs and needing money to provide for their families. Drug use was encouraged and pushed by Clinton. Another band member Grady Thomas recounts how, ‘[Clinton] had a long fingernail. And he would go around and…, hey man, here. Have some.’”