Josh Homme Sued for Allegedly Assaulting Autograph Seeker
Published Mar 23, 2017A Michigan teacher is suing Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme for allegedly physically and verbally assaulting him outside an Iggy Pop performance in Detroit last year.
In his lawsuit, Jason Leckrone claims Homme "grabbed" and "threatened" him outside the venue while he waited for an autograph from Pop. Courthouse News Service reports that Leckrone is seeking up to $25,000 USD in damages for "assault, defamation, false light, appropriation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress."
Homme was on hand to perform as part of the rock icon's Post Pop Depression tour. Leckrone claims the rocker "confronted autograph seekers and said something to the effect of — 'I am not signing autographs for you blood sucking ebayers [sic], I am tired of you making money off me but I will take photos with you.'"
Leckrone then "pointed out that defendant Homme benefitted from these types of people who attended the concert," which prompted Homme to get "right in [Leckrone's] face screaming profanities."
Video of the incident from TMZ shows Homme calling Leckrone "an entitled, spoiled motherfucker" and a "fucking loser." The publication's sources say Leckrone further pushed the rocker by adding that he was "making money off us buying your $90 tickets and $30 shirts."
Leckrone also names TMZ in the lawsuit, claiming its story on the incident exploited and defamed him. Additional defendants named in the complaint include EHM Productions Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., the Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Watch footage of the incident in the player below.