(CP) Neal Schon, founding member and guitarist of the rock band Journey, is looking for the elimination of Paula White-Cain, televangelist and religious advisor to former President Donald Trump, as a licensed signatory on the band’s financial institution accounts, arguing that it violates an settlement he has with White-Cain’s husband, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain.
A stop and desist letter despatched to White-Cain dated Dec. 12, 2022, was reviewed by The Christian Post.
Schon’s lawyer Mark Angert, a accomplice on the legislation agency Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP, alleges that regardless of a mutual settlement between Schon and Cain “that the enterprise of the band and the Journey Related Entities can be dealt with solely by Mr. Schon and Mr. Cain as people,” White-Cain’s title “seems as a licensed signatory on the City National Bank accounts of Freedom JN LLC” through which Schon is a co-owner.
“This is in direct contradiction of the events’ settlement and was achieved with out the authorization of Mr. Schon. We demand that you simply take all obligatory actions to take away your title from the City National Bank accounts of Freedom JN LLC and another authorized paperwork of all Journey Related Entities and supply the undersigned with paperwork demonstrating your elimination,” the letter to White-Cain reads.
“We additional demand that you simply instantly stop and desist and chorus sooner or later from inserting your self in any enterprise of the band and any authorized entities utilized by the band as this contradicts the prevailing settlement between Mr. Schon and Mr. Cain,” Angert added.
A spokesperson for Schon famous in a press release to CP that Schon previously alleged that “Cain and Paula herself have been accessing the band’s monetary assets, together with the Journey American Express account, and obscuring data, even to the purpose of blocking Schon’s reliable entry to these accounts.”
Citing a number of media stories on White-Cain’s historical past, Schon’s spokesperson painted the televangelist as a “nationwide degree con artist” targeted on gaining wealth and what it brings.
“As with all features of her life, Paula’s marriage to Cain is definitely tied to entry to wealth and the trimmings thereof. Beyond the Christian cowl for Paula’s twisted aspirations for wealth and energy … Paula’s outrageously exorbitant life-style has been showcased throughout the ‘religion chief’s’ social media, together with extravagant items attributed to Cain,” the assertion mentioned.
White was requested to offer the lawyer with proof of her elimination from the City National Bank accounts of Freedom JN LLC and another Journey-related entities by Dec. 27, 2022.
Alan Gutman, Paula White-Cain’s lawyer, insists that “your complete declare” by Schon “is nonsensical.”
“Neal’s lawyer beneficial Neal and Jonathan personal their respective 50% pursuits within the band’s working entities by their private trusts. Paula is a co-trustee of Jonathan’s private belief, due to this fact, Jonathan and Paula signed because the co-trustees of Jonathan’s private belief. But that by no means would have occurred if Neal’s lawyer had not recommenced it,” Gutman mentioned in a press release to CP on Wednesday.
“And it was clearly described that they had been performing because the co-trustees of Jonathan’s private belief on the time that Neal signed the paperwork. Critically, Neal by no means complained for 2 years. When Neal lastly complained (and we don’t want to elucidate the true purpose why he began complaining, which had nothing to do with [the] undeniable fact that Paula was co-trustee of Jonathan’s belief or listed on any papers), Jonathan supplied to have his possession curiosity transferred from his private belief to him personally. While that supply would have resolved the problem, Neal refuses to cooperate in any decision, as soon as once more demonstrating that the declare is solely pretextual.”
When requested if White-Cain had responded on to Schon’s demand letter, it was alleged by Schon’s camp that “Paula’s lawyer, Alan Gutman, wrote to Neal’s lawyer, Mark Angert, and threatened him.”
Responding to the declare from Schon’s camp concerning the threats, Gutman’s workplace supplied a replica of his letter to Angert dated Dec. 16, 2022, which offered the identical arguments he included in his preliminary assertion to CP.
“In sum, however the actual fact it was Mr. Schon’s counsel who created the issue, Mr. Cain has remained prepared to amend the working settlement and signature playing cards in order that it’s in his title versus the pursuits assigned to his private belief. It is your consumer who has obstructed these efforts,” Gutman wrote.
“He can rent new or completely different counsel, however it doesn’t change the information. If he has any reliable curiosity in decision, Mr. Schon can merely execute the revised Operating Agreement negotiated by his different lawyer, Colin Rolfs. I implore you to be taught the information earlier than additional jeopardizing the band’s relationship with CNB — assuming you haven’t already destroyed it. If that occurs, as famous above, your misguided actions will lead to private legal responsibility to your consumer,” he added.
In latest months Schon and Cain have been at odds over using the band’s songs at political occasions.
Schon just lately served his bandmate with a cease-and-desist order after Cain carried out “Don’t Stop Believin'” for Trump at Mar-a-Lago in November with a backing “refrain” together with Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Kari Lake.
“Although Mr. Cain is free to specific his private beliefs and associations, when he does that on behalf of Journey or for the band, such conduct is extraordinarily deleterious to the Journey model because it polarizes the band’s followers and outreach. Journey will not be, and shouldn’t be, political,” the order mentioned, based on a Variety report.
“Mr. Cain has no proper to make use of Journey for politics. His politics ought to be his personal private enterprise. He shouldn’t be capitalizing on Journey’s model to advertise his private political or spiritual agenda to the detriment of the band,” it added, noting that it’s a “dangerous use of the model.”
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