Duran Duran Address Fan Club Lawsuit, Say Fans Aren’t the Real Target
By Kevin Rutherford
Duran Duran may be suing their fan club, but they want to know that you — the fans — aren’t their actual target.
In a post on their website, the rock band addressed the reports that they had filed a lawsuit against the Chicago-based Worldwide Fan Clubs. They confirmed that, yes, it’s happening, but its fans shouldn’t think of the legal proceedings as any sort of attack on them — rather, the group that represents them.
“Duran Duran value and respect their many fans around the world and feel compelled to correct the media’s misrepresentation of its lawsuit against Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc.,” Duran Duran noted in the brief statement. “The band emphatically states that the lawsuit is not against its loyal fans but simply seeks to protect its rights against the company that formerly managed its fan club.”
The band added that the fan club had been brought “in-house” moving forward.
The original report on the suit revealed that the four-piece had called into question Worldwide’s practices with managing their fan club, which began with their agreement in 2010. The band claimed the fan club had not made and kept adequate financial payments and records.
Duran Duran was set to gain 75 percent of the profits from the deal, while Worldwide would retain 25 percent.
The band is reportedly seeking $40,000 in damages.