Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sammy Hagar sued over autobiography

Looks like Sammy Hagar could be on the hotseat over his best-selling autobiography, “Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock.”

The WCFCourier reports a Waterloo, Iowa woman is taking Hagar to court, claiming his recent tell-all book tells too much.

The woman alleges Hagar broke a secret agreement and distorted the facts when he wrote about a child he allegedly conceived with her in the late 1980s while he was the lead singer for Van Halen.

In court records, the woman is only identified as "Jane Doe." The lawsuit said she is a Waterloo resident but lived elsewhere during the time of the events described in Hagar's book. The "Doe" name is being used to protect the woman's identity.

In his book, Hagar writes about a former Playboy bunny he met in Detroit. The book alleges she later extorted the musician, claiming he was the father of her child, in order to receive support money during the pregnancy; Hagar denied paternity in the book.

In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Black Hawk County District Court, Doe asserts Hagar improperly portrays her in the book as a schemer who seduced him.

David L. Brown, a Des Moines attorney representing the woman, said his client had no advance notice the book was coming out and wasn't told that information about her would be included. Brown said Hagar's attorneys know about the suit.

The breach of contract and defamation lawsuit said Hagar's public disclosure of the events in the book violated their agreement, and Doe was damaged by having to relive the events, which included the death of the baby, identified as Dylan.

To view the alleged 1989 paternity agreement between the two, click here.

For more details on the court action, check out the WCFCourier report here.

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