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The attorney for Vicky Cornell and the former manager of Chris Cornell have both issued statements in response to the lawsuit Soundgarden recently filed alleging Vicky locked them out of their social media accounts and their official website.

The statements were shared via Chris Cornell’s Instagram stories and were screenshot by Blabbermouth. The statement from attorney Marty Singer reads as follows:

“Ms. Cornell’s forthcoming motion will expose the truth about Soundgarden’s supposed social media accounts. Ms. Cornell created the social media accounts; grew the accounts by allowing them to trade on Chris’ then-existing, popular accounts; devoted her personal time and money in growing these accounts as Soundgarden displayed absolutely no interest in social media (unless it was to promote their solo projects). Ms. Cornell has overseen these accounts for close to a decade. The fact that Soundgarden is unaware of the user-names and passwords for their alleged ‘own’ accounts confirms their utter lack of involvement in creating, growing and maintaining their alleged accounts.

Soundgarden solely wants the social media accounts in order to maliciously defame Ms. Cornell, provoke her online stalkers (as Matt Cameron has done continuously) and to instigate third-parties to harass Ms. Cornell and her minor children. Moreover, while they now claim a sense of urgency, Soundgarden’s claim are a stale repacking of the claims that they filed in the Florida court in May of 2020.”

The statement from Ron Laffitte, Chris Cornell’s former manager, reads as follows:

“During my six years working with Chris Cornell and Soundgarden, Chris and Vicky always controlled all of Soundgarden’s social media accounts, both directly and through their own personal social media representative. At no time were any other members of Soundgarden involved, and this was true both before and after Chris died. Because of this, Soundgarden’sattempt to seek an injunction in connection with the social media accounts is surprising to say the least.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.