Blabbermouth reports that the lawsuit filed by four ex-members of Ghost against frontman Tobias Forge has been dismissed by a Swedish court.
As reported, Forge was sued in April 2017 for allegedly cheating the musicians out of their share of the profits from the group’s album releases and tours.
The trial in Linkoping District Court lasted for six days. Today (October 17) at 11 AM local time, a 108-page decision was released, dismissing the case and ordering the four ex-members to pay Tobias’ legal fees.
The source adds that Forge claimed spending over 2,000,000 Swedish Krona (about $225,000) in legal costs, but the court said that 1.3 million SEK ($146,000) was a more reasonable number.
The report reads:
“The original lawsuit claimed that Forge solely controlled the band’s business affairs without input from anyone else in the group.
“The four musicians furthermore stated that a partnership agreement existed between them and Forge which put Tobias in charge of carrying out the company’s management duties.
“The four ex-members claimed that between the years of 2010 and 2016, Forge never told them that he viewed Ghost as a one-man business and solo project.”