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CHICAGO ROCK BAND DISTURBED SERVES CEASE & DESIST LETTER TO CAMPBELL COUNTY ATTORNEY JAMES A. DALEY FOR CO-OPTING TWO BAND MEMBERS’ IMAGES ON POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FLYER

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  • CHICAGO ROCK BAND DISTURBED SERVES CEASE & DESIST LETTER TO CAMPBELL COUNTY ATTORNEY JAMES A. DALEY FOR CO-OPTING TWO BAND MEMBERS’ IMAGES ON POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FLYER

    Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday an attorney for David Draiman and Dan Donegan, of Chicago rock band Disturbed, sent a letter to Campbell County Attorney James A. Daley, based in Newport, Kentucky, ordering him to immediately cease and desist distributing all copies of a flyer printed with photographed images of Draiman and Donegan.

    The politically motivated flyer, which attacks Steve Franzen, Daley’s opponent for the County Attorney’s office in the November 2nd election, contains text implying that the individuals in the photos are “criminals” who have engaged in “child pornography, unlawful transactions with minors, assaults on police officers, and drug trafficking.” In addition to photos of Draiman and Donegan, the flyer features photos of members of rock bands Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour.

    Disturbed’s attorney has demanded that Daley immediately stop distributing the flyer and destroy any remaining copies in his possession.

    Over the last two days, the band's management office has received dozens of phone calls and e-mails from fans in the area who received the flyer, expressing their outrage.

    WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati has reported on the flyer and interviewed Daley’s opponent Steve Franzen, who calls it “despicable.” Read the story and watch the News 5 segment here: http://www.wlwt.com/politics/25544680/detail.html.

    Posted 2010-10-28 18:27
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on October 28, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday an attorney for David Draiman and Dan Donegan, of Chicago rock band Disturbed, sent a letter to Campbell County Attorney James A. Daley, based in Newport, Kentucky, ordering him to immediately cease and desist distributing all copies of a flyer printed with photographed images of Draiman and Donegan.

The politically motivated flyer, which attacks Steve Franzen, Daley’s opponent for the County Attorney’s office in the November 2nd election, contains text implying that the individuals in the photos are “criminals” who have engaged in “child pornography, unlawful transactions with minors, assaults on police officers, and drug trafficking.” In addition to photos of Draiman and Donegan, the flyer features photos of members of rock bands Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour.

Disturbed’s attorney has demanded that Daley immediately stop distributing the flyer and destroy any remaining copies in his possession.

Over the last two days, the band's management office has received dozens of phone calls and e-mails from fans in the area who received the flyer, expressing their outrage.

WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati has reported on the flyer and interviewed Daley’s opponent Steve Franzen, who calls it “despicable.” Read the story and watch the News 5 segment here: http://www.wlwt.com/politics/25544680/detail.html.

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Wutang's picture

I hope that you guys, A7X, and Stone Sour give this bastard hell. Despicable. I thought Illinois politicians were bad.

DTheGuy's picture

This is disgusting.You got to be fucking kidding me. And he thought this would fly? That guy is a piece of trash.

DTheGuy's picture

WHAT THE FUCK

Gravechild666's picture

I would never vote for that guy he is a pain for blaming bands for problems I listened to Disturbed since I was 11 I hope Disturbed sues his ass he deserves it why I don't get myself into politics

Coalza's picture

That is so truly awful.
Well that guy's gonna get the absolute pants sued off him!
What the hell made him think he could do something like that and get away with it.
What an awful thing for David and Dan to be going through.
I hope the issue is sorted out very soon =(

xXArchAngel11Xx's picture

What kind of fucked up soicity do we live in now?

BigGayPeg's picture

WOW, how WRONG is that?!!! Publishing something so MISLEADING about another human being! KARMA's a bitch, eh?

spekledworf's picture

This is that scumbag attorneys email: campaign@jimdaley.net

Why don't you all let him know how you feel...

DaKrzFkr's picture

This is just wrong. Dan and David are respectable people, and this could damage their careers. I smell a law suit for liable. Just to teach the rat bastard who made this crap up a lesson.

Some twisted side of me wonders if I could get one of these cards autographed by the band members shown on it >:-)

Hannah Jew's picture

this not only angers me, but scares me too. what if some of the people that got that flier happened to miss the news when it talked about it?! then they'll go around seeing David & Dan (not knowing who they are) as baby rapers and someone might see them on the street or in the grocery store and deside to take them out thinking theyre saving kids or something! i hope to G-d that nothing happens to them! it would kill me.
and even if not that, there will probably be stupid internet scandals now when people search "Disturbed" and they'll be like "is it true that members of the band are criminals?"
ugh... that guy is such a jerk...
hopefully David's new neighbors in TX know him enough to not believe that BS.
this does not bode well...
im mentally exhausted from worrying over this mess. >_<

XIrus's picture

Give this bastard hell guys!! I can't believe the lengths these politicians will go to win an election.I am sorry to hear this happened to you guys. I hope that he pays for what he's done.

maccat123's picture

we should organise a huge shit fest on his doorstep

MinxQueen's picture

This is considered defamation. They could sue them for this.

Yetshua's picture

In my personal opinion, he should be sued for defamation of character and slander. Slap him in the face with a multimillion dollar lawsuit. That should teach him a little something about attacking the reputations of good people. Hopefully it might even raise his IQ a little.

As a quick side note: How the hell he ever managed to get a law degree with this type of mental capacity is beyond me. Hell, maybe I should become a lawyer. Apparently all you have to do is show up. I've watched enough law and order to bullshit my way through whatever classes and tests THAT guy took.

voicesinmyhead101's picture

Fuck just suing the asshole.
Guy like that trying to destroy Honest to God honorable men like David and Don deserve to rot for even thinking about sending out such an OUTRAGEOUS and IDIOTIC accusation.
It just goes to show that no one really understands what Disturbed and us Disturbed Fans hold true.
Give him hell guys!!!!

Dan_waz_here's picture

Why not send him a nice message.... http://www.jimdaley.net/

Yetshua's picture

And it STILL won't let me make my post...

Yetshua's picture

Oh, of course, it posts that one.... three times even... I only submitted once...

Yetshua's picture

For no apparent reason, every post I try to make triggers the spam filter. wtf

Give In To The Night's picture

Oh My God. What an asshole. I'm just disgusted.
For starters, David and Dan are respectible, dignifying people and to accuse them of those things is appalling. Second, I hope that they not only succeed in the Cease and Desist, but they file and succeed in a lawsuit to sue this guy's ass out of exsistence!!

Ressurrection's picture

...you know...[inside my head:*laughing histerically*]

This sucks, I love Disturbed to death but....

I laughed my ass off...

This is just ridiculous....

Ghost of Shiva's picture

Wow. The desperation of some people. Idiot.

disturbedgirl13's picture

wow that is so messed up!!!! Sorry to hear about it also :(

mandyswain's picture

Wow....just....wow. So sorry to hear about this :(

Such a professional looking flyer, too *eye roll* I'm glad to hear that he got the cease and desist order and hope that his credibility will be completely shot now!

lewisjd's picture

Are you kidding me?????? That guy should never be able to run for any office ever in his life! He is such a rat of a human being!

Gaige's picture

If I got that flyer, Id rip their head off and rip out their rib cage and wear it as a hat!

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