Frank “Knuckles” Walker, a musician and percussionist best known as a former member of the band The Roots, recently filed a lawsuit against his former band members and others.
A copy of the complaint is available here.
According to Walker’s complaint, he was a member of The Roots for 17 years and was terminated from the band in May 2017. Walker alleges that he was unfairly compensated and that the other band members terminated him from the band in order to exclude him from future income. Walker also alleges that after expelling him from The Roots, the band continued to use his likeness and images in concert posters and on the band’s website and social media without Walker’s permission.