Mary Weiland, the singer’s former wife, filed two lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of her son and daughter. The suits seek unspecified damages and a court order enjoining Merchbar Inc., RageOn! Inc., OldGlory.com, Red Fox Ink and Officially Licensed Gear from further such activities without the plaintiffs’ consent.
Representatives for the defendants could not be immediately reached.
The singer’s teenage children, own all rights of publicity associated with their late father, according to the suit, which alleges the named companies have used Weiland’s name, photo and likeness more than 100 times to sell such items as clothing, household items, cell phone cases and a children’s set of stackable wooden blocks without the plaintiffs’ consent.
Weiland was the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and was also a member of Velvet Revolver. He was found dead on his tour bus of a drug overdose in December 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota, before he and his band, the Wildabouts, were scheduled to perform. He was 48.
–City News Service
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