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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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jillsaxton's picture

Chicago rock band disturbed. Damn it. Can't agree more. I got the news right now. That's sucks!!
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Disturbed.'s picture

How stupid is that?
Why would anyone do that to Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Stone Sour. He has no right to do that as there is no proof at all.

kygirl1970's picture

JUST THOUGHT EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT JAMES DALEY HAS LOST HIS RACE FOR THE ELECTION OF CAMPBELL COUNTY ATTORNEY, SEE LINK BELOW.

http://www.kypost.com/generic/news/political/elections_local/Campbell-Co...

kygirl1970's picture

JUST THOUGHT EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT JAMES DALEY HAS LOST HIS RACE FOR THE ELECTION OF CAMPBELL COUNTY ATTORNEY, SEE LINK BELOW.

http://www.kypost.com/generic/news/political/elections_local/Campbell-Co...

Killer Kimiko's picture

he wont win shit after this....that ass hole who the fuck does he he think he is ?not only is he trying to give DISTURBED a bad name but also stereotype any rocker or metalhead, etc as vandels and drug abussers.....thats some bullshit man

scrubs's picture

This is despicable. I hope everyone gets out and votes today and fights back against these scrubs that misuse the media to cause fear and hatred.

Night_Wolf689's picture

This is just BS! This guy thinks he's getting votes by doing this and hopefully he loses and falls into a deep depression for doing something this stupid. If he has done this in the past why is he still allowed to run for office? This is disappointing that the government allows such vulgarity to be distributed to the community for a few votes.

Xydrek's picture

Thats just outrageous!
makes me a bit depressed to see people like that =/
you know other than the cease and desist fans in that area should go on strike against that guy and make the entire country know how stupid people are becoming to get what they want

disturbedbchgrl's picture

Stereotyping! Just the person on want to vote for!

DisturbedArmyMedic's picture

If you look at the comments on the news website where the story came out http://www.wlwt.com/politics/25544680/detail.html, you can see his supporters who seem to be oblivious to this person's true colors.. according to one person that responded to the news article "According to the KY political blog, PageOneKentucky, and the Enquirer, political operative Kathy Groob's company (November Strategies) is likely behind the mailing.
Doesn't surprise me. According to PageOne, Groob has done similar mailings and websites in the past." Passing the buck, the blame game and "the other person did it" is already going on and this nutjob will probably get elected which is just sad. As a disabled Veteran of the US military, people behaving like this Jim Daley make me sick.. I did not give up part of my life (BIG PART) for people to be free to be idiots.... People like him make me ashamed to have served this country..

soul prodigy's picture

Why the hell would this guy choose some of America's more popular bands?!? Obviously this isn't meant to be negative publicity, even though it is. But I still don't get it. For the people who know and listen to Disturbed, then this doesn't waiver the way we think about them, but the people who follow this man full-heartedly, will believe him. Did he not think of the possibility that someone would recognize them? Its fortunate though that no names were posted, this would have been devastating, and opened up a whole different courtcase. Anyways... Disturbed is GREAT, F this guy for defaming their public image, they don't deserve this, I honestly hope David, and Dan, and even Mike and John are seriusly pissed about this. I hope even more though, that this guy loses his election, and falls into obscurity, that would be the best punishment.

StormGoddess's picture

We could all make a massive trip and string this attorney by his "flyer"- ya know, the one most men have 2 of.

How ridiculous this guy is. Who croaked and make him the friggin allmighty? I hope he gets what he deserves in more ways than one... Karma is a bitch!

Dan_waz_here's picture

Sure, they COULD sue him, but what kind of message would that be sending to us? I could see suing if he refuses to fully and sincerely apologize. Suing and politicians are unethical enough. No need to put the band through any unneeded bad press.

jalapenoshark's picture

WHAT KIND OF IDIOT IS THIS FREAK .YOU DONT ACCUSE THREE BANDS THAT HAVE SO LARGE A FAN BASE THEY MAY AS WELL HAVE POLITICAL POWER. SUE THE IDIOT, DISTURBED SUE HIM.

slave2themusic's picture

I live in the next county over from Newport, KY and as soon as I read this news article, ran down to my friend's office (who happens to be an attorney in Newport, KY) to see if she had received a copy of the flyer. She did and gave it to me and I now hold it in my hand. I am totally keeping this as a reminder of how ignorant people can be!

I don't blame Daley for this as much as I do the promotions/committee person who pulled these images from what had to be a band website or somewhere they were ID'd as members of globally known bands and thought to themselves, "hmm ..... yes ... these guys look like criminals ... I'll go ahead and crop out a few and put them on my crappy, amateurish flyer ... oh yeah, I am so going to get a raise for this ..." I. D. I. O. T.

You wouldn't believe how much attention and chatter this brochure has stirred up amongst the legal community around here - basically it says if you are a public defender you are not trustworthy and not worthy of a public office. Stupid.

I am going to have to show it to the guys next time I am at a Disturbed, A7X or Stone Sour show ....

nightsong's picture

The lengths that people will go to.........It sickens me. I don't understand how an ATTORNEY (or campaign flunky) could first of all, conjure up this idea, think it was a good one that would help his campaign and then decide to follow through with it. Apparently all that expensive training he received about consequences for ones actions was locked up in a part of his brain that was deemed "temporarily out of order". Well, karma IS a bitch since the very deed he thought would serve him well will lead to his demise.
Also, hope you are feeling better David.

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Eh, chill... all publicity is good publicity for a band. Maybe a handful of these people won't see the news & will assume that these "criminals" exist (people who have no idea who they are.) Whoever was in charge of making the flyers just wrecked this guy's career.

It could be worse... like, if someone put out video clips (globally), taken out of context, of private conversations in an attempt to make them look like dicks... that would be pure evil. The flyer mistake was pure stupidity.

Selene's picture

I'd like to know who the hell this guy thinks he is using their images without their consent. And where is his proof that these guys are "pedophiles?" HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY PROOF! He's just like any person running for public office in every city in the world, doing whatever it takes to win some stupid election even if that means making false accusations about their opponent or using pictures of musicians like Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Stone Sour and making those same false accusations. I find it sad and pathetic for an attorney to do what he did. I hope that he burns in the deepest depths of hell for what he did because Disturbed is indestructible and will never falter from this!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lewis's picture

Just how was this suppose to help that guy's campaign?

VrinderPro's picture

What a retard, seriously

medic2774's picture

WTF! The song Innocent is Perfect! Usually when people turn on the innocent they are trying to get the focus off of them! I would hate to see what's in this guys closet! David and Dan we all know the truth! We may not know you personally but we know this is just a political act of stupidity . Like I said what's in this guys closet ! Why even bring up such horrific crimes in a political race when there's no truth! Makes you think!!!!!!What is he!!!!

medic2774's picture

WTF! The song Innocent is Perfect! Usually when people turn on the innocent they are trying to get the focus off of them! I would hate to see what's in this guys closet! David and Dan we all know the truth! We may not know you personally but we know this is just a political act of stupidity . Like I said what's in this guys closet ! Why even bring up such horrific crimes in a political race when there's no truth! Makes you think!!!!!!What is he!!!!

lordnucklehead's picture

all three bands should just shred his face off \m/

Bendude_Sk8's picture

Who is innocent?
No-one is innocent!
Who is innocent?
I think David should go up to this dumbass and oh-wakka-kakka in his face until that fuckers head explodes!

AshokaTano's picture

Well good morning to you too WTF!?!!! That shit made my day!!!! Im so mad right now that my hands are shaking!!!!! That shit is just tooooooo much!! Greetings from Finland you contemptible asshole! FUCK YOU!! = HAISTA VITTU!!!!! Burn in hell! PERKELE!!!!!!

prayer14's picture

Hey Brothers and Sisters-

Just getting "up to speed" on this whole shitty mess- supposedly- created by Mr. Daley.
Just remember that both David's and Dan's attorneys should be "fairly intelligent" individuals, unlike this JACKASS D.A. from Newport, Kentucky. Hmmm, maybe I should'nt say that. OH WELL- TOO LATE, and FUCK HIM.
Sorry DISTURBED Ladies and Gents.
This kind of reminds me of when Dee Snider went to Washington D.C. (?) on behalf of all FREE THINKING people who just happen to appreciate Rock/Metal music.
I agree with some other people- desperation of an idiot. Soon all of us will get to enjoy the sight/thought of this STUPID SON OF A BITCH- DUMB- ASS MOTHERFUCKER drowning in his own bullshit.
When that day comes,, we should all send him the same e-mail- ROTFLMFAO

Royanna's picture

That's the stupidest thing I've fraking heard of. Please, sue those fucktards for defamation of character and copyright infringement for using images they obviously ripped. You guys deserve better.

WithTheSickness's picture

What the fuck. what point was this guy even tring to make. The stupid bastard deserves what ever he has coming to him. That just pisses me off that someone can pull that kinda crap.

Sexy Rocker Lian's picture

They r going to regret 4 messing with Disturbed,Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour...I mean even the song Innocence describes them also... XD PS.David and Dan r very generous persons,they don't think about the saying: "Don't judge the book by it's cover"!?!? sheesh!!! :\

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