It’s one thing to have a falling out with your sibling, but it’s another thing to sue them – particularly over something they said. However, in an explosive move, Liam Gallagher, has filed a law suit his brother and former Oasis band mate in London’s High Court, suing him for libel over a claim that he missed an Oasis gig because he was hungover.
The claims relate back to Oasis cancelling their headline performance at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex in 2009, with a spokesperson for the band at the time claiming that the band had to pull out at the last minute because Liam had laryngitis. However, Noel claimed in a press conference last month to announce his debut solo record that it was because his younger brother was hungover.
Noel Gallagher will have to respond to his brother’s writ and if he does not offer the written official apology demanded by Liam, the two will see their stoush end up in court where they will have to duke it out in front of a judge. No doubt the judge assigned to the case will be wishing that their mother would grab the two by the ears and knock their heads together to knock some sense in to them.
Liam’s writ states:
I HAVE taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made claiming Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover.That is a lie and I want Oasis fans and others who were at V to know the truth.
I was gutted when I couldn’t play the gig because I didn’t want to let the fans down.But the truth is I had laryngitis, which Noel was made fully aware of that morning, diagnosed by a doctor.Noel also falsely stated the demise of Oasis followed a massive row in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour programme.
The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us.I am used to being called all sorts of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him. But what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism. I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology.