Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is accusing his ex-wife Carré Callaway of defamation in a lawsuit obtained by Rolling Stone.
The legal action stems from what Borland feels is a violation of the former couple’s divorce agreement, which stipulated that “neither party may make speeches, give interviews, or make public statements that defame the other party.”
As an example, Borland’s suit points to a 2022 interview Callaway gave to Bandcamp Daily while promoting her band Queen Kwong‘s 2022 album, Couples Only. Callaway said that, amid her and Borland’s 2019 divorce, he gave her three days to move out and find a new home for their “seven or eight cats.”
“There was a disabled one called Daisy,” Callaway said. “She died a week after [Borland] left because he was the only one who could care for her.”
Callaway’s account about having to move out and rehome the cats was then repeated in a review of Couples Only posted by Flood Magazine, which was written by the same author who did the Bandcamp Daily interview.
“These statements intentionally do what Ms. Callaway was expressly prohibited from doing: They adversely affect Mr. Borland’s public image and reputation that he has built over a twenty-plus–year career,” Borland’s suit reads.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Callaway writes, “The truth cannot be defamatory.”
“This action is simply a tactic to bully, intimidate, and silence me,” Callaway continues. “This is an attempt to financially ruin me, exhaust my physical well-being and denigrate my credibility with the explicit intent of causing harm to my career.”
Meanwhile, Borland’s attorney maintains, “Mr. Borland’s post-judgment motion has nothing to do with any issues beyond what each of the parties agreed to do as part of the finalization of their 2019 divorce case.”
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