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Ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera loses libel case

By | Published on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Max Cavalera

Former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera has been ordered to pay damages to his brother Igor’s ex-wife, after being found liable for libel as a result of his autobiography.

According to Blabbermouth, Monika Bass Cavalera, who also managed Sepultura for a number of years after Max Cavalera left the band – his brother still being a member at that point – sued in 2014 over passages about her in the book ‘My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura To Soulfly And Beyond’.

The frontman wrote: “I never liked Igor’s wife. She was a bitch. They’re finally divorced now, thank God. When we first met her, she tried to pick me up, but I didn’t want anything to do with her. A couple of weeks later, she was with my brother, which I always felt was kinda weird, like he was the second best option or something. That always bugged me. But he fell in love with her anyway”.

Elsewhere in the book, he suggested his ex-sister-in-law had always talked down to his brother and questioned her ability as an artist manager.

Bass Cavalera originally demanded one million Brazilian reals (approx £175,000) as compensation for the defamation, but was awarded 50,000 reals (approx £8500) at the conclusion of the trial.

Both parties may as yet appeal the decision.