Ex-Manager Sues Halford, Priest For Millions

Ex-Manager Sues Halford, Priest For Millions

Rob Halfords ex-manager is suing his former client and the rest of Judas Priest for $50 million (32.5 million) just months after he controversially called the bands managers leeches.

John Baxter, who had worked with Halford since 1982, was dismissed in August after he posted comments on the singers website, calling into question the behaviour of Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton, and speculating on discontent within the band linked to the departure of Priest co-founder KK Downing at the end of 2010.

Baxters website comments (which were later deleted) questioned the professional and ethical conduct of Priests management team, calling both Jayne Andrews and Bill Curbishley of the Trinifold Group leeches.

Baxter was subsequently sacked via a lawyers letter which accused him of trying to prevent Halford from touring the US by withdrawing his sponsorship of the singers work visa.

Now the former manager says hes owed millions as a result of breached contracts.

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