Buckcherry have responded to a lawsuit filed Sept. 7 in Los Angeles Superior Court, in which a 16-year-old girl claimed the band lured her into a club where she was given alcohol and coerced into exposing herself for a music video, according to reports. In the suit — which names the band and labels, Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records — the girl said she responded to the band’s post on MySpace inviting fans to attend a casting call for their video, adding that free alcohol would be provided. The plaintiff claims she was urged to take shots of alcohol and engage in sexually explicit acts with another girl. She alleges she was never asked to show proof of age.
The band’s attorney, Skip Miller, issued a statement Wednesday (Sept. 13): “The claims in this case are entirely unfounded and without merit. Strict precautions were taken to ensure that only those over the age of 18 would gain access to the music video shoot. The casting ad called for over-18 talent only, signs were posted to that effect at the venue, and IDs were checked at the door. This woman not only used a phony ID to gain access, but filled out and signed a talent release form with what we now know to be false birth date information to match her phony ID. She was later seen boasting into the camera about her exploits in the video. This lawsuit was filed almost a year after the video was shot, only after the financial success of the band. We are going to defend this action vigorously and let the evidence speak for itself.”
The suit seeks more than $25,000 damages.
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