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Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit

By | Published on Friday 25 July 2014

Duran Duran

Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company which had, until recently, been running its official fanclub.

The band said via their website: “Duran Duran value and respect their many fans around the world and feel compelled to correct the media’s misrepresentation of its lawsuit against Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. The band emphatically states that the lawsuit is not against its loyal fans but simply seeks to protect its rights against the company that formerly managed its fan club”.

I don’t think anyone did say they were suing their fans. Why would they do that? Sure, most headlines said that the band were suing “their fanclub”, but it would be quite a stretch to assume that meant that they were taking its members to count.

As previously reported, the band are suing WorldWide for breach of contract, accusing the company of failing to provide proper accounts and not paying the full 75% of profits to the band, as agreed when they partnered in 2010.

The statement from the band added: “Duran Duran have now brought their official fan community in-house and continue to make every effort to provide the highest level of service”.