Rain Man No Longer In Krewella & He's Suing Them For $5 Million
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kris Trindl, better known to EDM fans as Rain Man, is no longer a part of Krewella, and he's suing the group for at least $5 million in damages.
We've included some of the more notable statements from Rain Man's lawsuit below. Please keep in mind that this is just one side of the argument, and Rain Man is making some huge accusations. Yasmine and Jahan Yousaf haven't provided their side of the story, so let's not jump to conclusions. We will get a better idea of the situation once Yasmin and Jahan release a statement.
Trindl's lawsuit says, "Kris used alcohol to try to cope with the pressure. By late summer of 2013, he knew he had a drinking problem and checked himself into a detox program and then a 30-day rehab program."
"But the Yousaf sisters didn't like the new, sober Kris, who took care of business but did not party or drink anymore," adds the lawsuit. "They thought he was depressed, although he explained it was just part of the recovery process."
The lawsuit asserts: "At this time, Udell, the Yousaf sisters and others conspired to remove Kris from the group altogether. Now that the band was successful, they figured they could always hire outside people to write and produce music for far less money than it would cost to continue splitting their income equally with Kris, as they have done (one-third to each member)."
After Trindl missed a flight to EDC Mexico, Krewella and Udell held an intervention for him.
"But it was not rehab for drinking, because Kris was staying sober," says the lawsuit. "They demanded he go into rehab for 'depression.'"
The lawsuit states, "It was not Kris' health or sobriety the others were thinking about, it was all about keeping him off the road so Jahan and Yasmine could establish themselves to live audiences as a duo without Kris, so they could eventually erase him completely from Krewella and reap greater financial rewards."
Soon after this incident, attorneys started getting involved. Trindl retained Dina LaPolt (deadmau5's lawyer) and litigator William Hochberg. Jahan and Yasmine retained Richard Busch. Trindl and his legal team filed this lawsuit on September 29th, four days after Busch sent them an ultimatum.
You can read the full lawsuit below. EDM.com will keep you updated on this story as it develops.
**UPDATE - 9/30/14 6:53pm MST**
Krewella has made a short announcement on their Facebook page about the claims by Rainman.