November 16, 2006, - 4:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
A lawsuit just decided shows us the real Bono. We’ve written repeatedly about what a phony this pop star is. He’s sooooo generous, such a humanitarian . . . when it comes to OUR tax money.
But when it comes to his own stuff, well, it’s a different story.
BBC reports that Bono and his U2 group just won their lawsuit against their former stylist, Lola Cashman, over a cowboy hat and some clothes she got from them back in 1987(!). The items are worth about $5,100 in U.S. Dollars.
The woman, who is not wealthy, claims she was given the hat and clothes as gifts, again, back in 1987. But petty, cheap Bono and U2 sued her and won. Remember that, the next time he whines about how little U.S. taxpayers give to his precious African debt relief cause.
Here’s more on the lawsuit, to give you an example of how petty and stingy these phony humanitarians are:
Rock group U2 have won a legal battle against their former stylist, forcing her to hand over a cowboy hat and clothes she took from them in 1987.
Singer Bono told Dublin’s High Court last month that Lola Cashman acquired the items without permission during the band’s Joshua Tree tour.
She insisted they were a gift to her from the star and appealed against a ruling that she must return them.
In a statement the band said they were “relieved” the legal battle is over.
“Proceedings were issued in Ireland very much as a last resort and with great reluctance,” they said.
They added that they wished Ms Cashman “well in the future” and they would not be pursuing costs from her, despite being entitled to.
The possessions were estimated to be valued at 5,000 euros (¬£3,400).
U2 had been fighting with Ms Cashman over the ownership of a Stetson hat, a pair of metal hooped earrings, a green sweatshirt and a pair of black trousers.
So, what was it Bono was saying about American taxpayers not paying enough gazillions in AIDS and debt relief? It’s a joke that TIME named this faker one of its Persons/Humanitarians of the Year, calling him a “Good Samaritan.” Incredible.
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