According to Billboard magazine, Vicky Cornell decided to take the case to court when she received an offer of $ 300,000 for the share that would correspond to her husband, a sum that she described as « maliciously low. »
Vicky cornell, widow of the late leader of Soundgarden Chris Cornell, He sued the members of the band due to the lack of agreement regarding the money that would correspond to him for copyright.
According to Billboard magazine, Vicky cornell She decided to take the case to court when she received an offer of $ 300,000 for the share that would correspond to her husband, a sum that she described as « maliciously low. »
The woman’s decision took shape when it became known that Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepard, the remaining members of the group would have received a proposal to purchase the catalog from a third party for a sum close to 16 million dollars.
The dispute between both parties dates back to 2019, when the members of the group replied with a lawsuit for slander and insults and accusations for the use that the widow made of the money received from the collection of the tribute concert to her husband in which they participated .
According to statements by Marty Singer, Cornell attorney, Vicky She had tried to buy the part of the catalog belonging to her husband for a sum of 21 million, but the offer was rejected on speculation that its value may increase in the future.
Now, Cornell asks the judge to determine a price for its share of the copyright that is not only based on the Soundgarden recordings, but also on future commercial actions in which the figure of the late musician would be used.
Among other things, these estimates include possible future tours with holograms and the sale of merchandising.
Chris cornellThe group’s leader, vocalist and main songwriter, committed suicide at age 52, in May 2017.