Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, Journey bandmates, are getting more heated.
Cain recently responded to Schon’s lawsuit, in which the original Journey member accused Cain of setting up the band’s American Express card without informing him. Cain, according to Schon, used the card through which millions of dollars from the band’s funds flowed.
Cain claimed in his tirade, which was shared with Ultimate Classic Rock and Culture that the Journey guitarist was the one who charged the card for his “enormous” personal use.
“This is a matter that should have been resolved privately, but I am forced to publicly respond now to Neal’s malicious lies and personal attacks on my family and I in an effort to garner public support for his ill-conceived lawsuit – a lawsuit that has absolutely no merit.”
Schon always had access to the credit card statements, according to the 72-year-old keyboardist. As a result, he believes he only filed the lawsuit to raise the card’s limit.
After his bandmate decided to discuss the matter publicly, Cain promised that he and his team would provide proof that Schon was at fault. After attempting to control the use of the card, he accused him of entering a legal battle.
His lawyers have since issued a separate statement, revealing that the investigation discovered Schon’s personal financial problems, which caused him to spend recklessly with the card.
The preliminary investigation revealed that he used Journey’s American Express card for more than $1 million in improper personal expenses.
The two parties will appear at the preliminary hearing on March 3.
Schon publicized the other side of the story, which claimed that Cain created the American Express card without telling him.
According to Page Six, the guitarist’s attorneys filed the lawsuit in Contra Costa County, California’s Bay Area. They claimed Cain had yet to provide them with financial records of his expenses for them to determine how much Journey owed him.
According to the papers, Schon has the right to access and control Nomota’s books and records to manage everything in the band.
In contrast to what Cain claimed, Schon stated that his bandmate told him he would have access to the card but never had the opportunity to participate. According to reports, he only learned about the card after American Express informed him about it.