Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been ordered to pay his former lawyers $170,000 after he accused them of overbilling him because he is famous. A judge ordered the rocker to fork over $148,962.50 for fees and $21,207.06 in court costs for a grand total of $170,169.56.
Lawyers at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC filed court documents last December claiming that they were owed $187,000. They requested that the judge allow them to slap a lien on Neil in that amount.
Despite Neil's alleged failure to pay his attorneys, they said they continued to work on a lawsuit filed against the singer back in 2016 by a woman who said he attacked her outside the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. She was seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages in addition to $75,000 in punitive damages and legal fees.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Neil disputed the bill from the law firm, explaining that he was overcharged “for numerous legal services based upon his status as a celebrity. Many of the charges in Howard & Howard's billing are questionable at best.”
Neil and the rest of Motley Crue recently recorded a handful of new songs for the soundtrack of The Dirt, the hit Netflix film based on the band's best-selling memoir.