Bizkit stopped guitar player Wes Borland, who wrote the tracks “Break Stuff” and “Nookie” for the band and also fronts his own group, Big Dumb Face, is tapping his anger at how an album interpreter of his ex-wife’s latest record as fuel to take legal action against her, accusing her of defamation. The submission also cites an interview that ex-wife Carrie Callaway (aka Queen of indie rock Quinn Kwong) did with the same writer for another publication. Callaway rose to prominence using the name Queen Kwong about a decade ago, after her moody, personal music caught the ear of Trent Reznor; The group has toured with Nine Inch Nails and has been featured on their music Poor disguise. Borland file, which you got rolling Stone, She claims she tried to capitalize on his name by talking about him.
A Wayne County 3rd Judicial Circuit Judge, Family Division Court, will hear Borland’s petition Tuesday morning. Borland specifically asked Callaway “to show why she should not be held in contempt for her refusal to comply with the court’s ruling.” [the divorce decree]. The divorce agreement, which the two parties signed in 2020, states that “neither party may give speeches, give interviews, or make public statements defaming the other party.”
2022 Bandcamp Daily An article on Callaway, reported in Borland’s file, alleged that Borland gave Callaway three days to leave the marital home in the Detroit area with several rescue cats after the marriage fell apart. She is quoted as saying that one of the cats, Daisy — whom she called out on her album “Mourning Song” — “died a week after he left because he was the only one who could take care of her.” Borland’s submission also claims a review in Flood magazine From her album 2022, For couples onlyby the same authorAnd Misha Pearlman reiterated these claims and suggested one song, “Emdr Atm” “details the type of alleged ‘gaslighting’ Mrs. Callaway claims to have received from Mr. Borland”.
The document claims that “these statements knowingly do what Ms. Callaway was expressly prohibited from doing: they negatively affect Mr. Borland’s public image and reputation that he has built over his twenty-year career” and are an attempt to “destroy Mr. Borland.” . Borland’s reputation for extraordinary and hard-won professionalism.” Borland claims $5,000 for “costs and attorneys’ fees” and asks the court to sanction Callaway.
The review, which gives background on Queen Kwong’s songwriting, states: “She was living with him in Detroit, with a whole bunch of cats they had rescued, only to be forced out of the house they had made their home… given three days to move out, to rehouse All cats, to say goodbye to the life, marriage, and husband she thought she knew. She was also shunned by those in the music industry who felt they had more to gain from their friendship with Borland than from being with her.”
Callaway, who married Borland in October 2016 and filed for divorce in January 2019, stands by her comments. I wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone. “This action is simply a tactic to bully, intimidate, and silence me. This is an attempt to destroy me financially, deplete my physical integrity and discredit me with the clear intent of harming my career. This is an all-out attack on freedom of speech and artistic expression. What does it mean for independent musicians like myself — who can’t even tour These days—anxiety about fighting frivolous lawsuits. What does that mean for women who are already afraid to tell their stories? What does it mean for journalists if their words can be spun to silence the women who are trying to give them a platform?”
“Mr. Borland filed a post-judgment motion asking the Family Court of Wayne County, Michigan to enforce specific divorce provisions that both parties agreed to be bound as part of their 2020 divorce settlement,” said the guitarist’s attorney, P.J. Rolling Stone Mr. Borland’s post-judgment motion is not related to any cases beyond what each party agreed to as part of the finalization of their 2019 divorce case. The parties’ judgment of divorce requires both Mr. Borland and Ms. Callaway to refrain from “…mak[ing] speeches, giv[ing] interviews, or mak[ing] Statements that defame the reputation of the other party. Mr. Borland has fully complied with this provision, and he is asking the Family Court to make it clear to Mrs. Callaway that she has the same obligation to comply as Mr. Borland.
“Mr. Borland wishes Ms. Callaway all the best in her career,” Rifkin continues. “He does not wish to limit her artistic expression, but as part of the divorce settlement, both parties have agreed to keep their opinions about their divorce private and to refrain from making negative public comments about the other party.”
During their marriage, Borland briefly played guitar in Queen Kwong’s traveling class. It is unclear why he left the group, but it is in A 2017 NME interview He indicated that he regretted his association with her work. “[Being in Limp Bizkit has] It was definitely devastating to my wife’s indie band, Queen Kwong.” “Her association with her cost me.”