ROB HALFORD's Longtime Manager Suing JUDAS PRIEST Singer For Breach Of Contract

According to RollingStone.com, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford's longtime manager John Baxter has filed a lawsuit against Halford and other members of the band and its management team, alleging fraud, breach of contract and intentional interference with contractual relations.

Baxter, who had been Halford's personal manager since 1982, was fired on August 9 via a letter from British lawyer Andrew Thompson that reads, in part: "It has become clear over recent weeks that the relationships between our parties has run its course and that you are not acting in our clients' best interests."

Baxter's attorney, Barry K. Rothman, tells RollingStone.com that the termination was unjust and that the defendants have ulterior motives, referring to the announcement of the JUDAS PRIEST farewell tour last December. "It was wrongful termination because there's no basis to have terminated. They have their own agenda," says Rothman. "Baxter has been managing [Halford] for decades. JUDAS PRIEST was coming to an end and the JUDAS PRIEST people wanted to engage Halford in his solo endeavor and to continue to have a relationship with him which was not possible with Baxter in the middle. There's a whole reason why this all of the sudden abruptly came to an end."

Read more from RollingStone.com.

Baxter's lawsuit can be found a PDF document at this location.

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