NEWS: Lawsuit filed against Tobias Forge (Ghost) by ex-members dismissed!

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A resolution has been met on the ongoing lawsuit that was filed by former members of Swedish rock band Ghost against frontman Tobias Forge (more commonly known under his stage names/aliases Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia).

The lawsuit was filed by the former band members, collectively anonymously known as Nameless Ghouls, back in April 2017 and claimed (according a report from Swedish publication that they were suing Forge for alleged “missing wages and allowances for several years.”

Following a six-day trial that was heard in the Linköping District Court in Linköping, Sweden, a decision was released on October 17th 2018 to dismiss the case.

While testimony from key witnesses was heard, the District Court was unable to find convincing evidence, and, as part of that decision (which you can read more about here), the court ordered the four ex-members to pay Forge‘s legal fees.

Forge had originally claimed over 2 million kronor for his fees, though the court ruled that 1.3 million kronor (approximately £110,221) as a more reasonable sum. The four ex-members have three weeks to appeal the court’s ruling.

According to a report on Blabbermouth (which you can read here), their attorney, Michael Berg, has confirmed that they intend to seek a reversal.

Until the surfacing of the lawsuit was made public, Forge‘s identity along with that of the former band members (Simon Söderberg, Mauro Rubino, Henrik Palm, and Martin Hjertstedt) remained hidden.