James Murphy has reportedly kicked off a law suit against DFA co-founder Tim Goldsworthy.
The departure of Tim Goldsworthy from DFA in 2010 shocked fans. At the time, the label downplayed the move with fellow co-founder Jonathan Galkin telling Resident Advisor: "Tim Goldsworthy moved away to somewhere in the United Kingdom, without informing anyone here at DFA. We have had no word from him since he left the United States. So we moved on with our lives and our business. Simple as that. He most definitely took a piece of us when he left, but we wish him the best with whatever he gets up to next."
Sadly, it seems that "a piece of us" could be taken literally. Reports from the United States indicate that James Murphy has begun a $94,000 law suit against Tim Goldsworthy, accusing him of “failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts”.
DNAinfo report that the suit was filed on Friday (March 1st) in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court. Continuing, the news item indicates that ”attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed” by Goldsworthy.
Neither party has made an official comment as yet.
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