SAMMY HAGAR Comments On Fresno Cabo Wabo Lawsuit

Former VAN HALEN and current CHICKENFOOT frontman Sammy Hagar has released a statement to The Fresno Bee regarding the lawsuit that was recently brought against him by developer Milt Barbis and two companies associated with building Fresno, California's Cabo Wabo Cantina for the demise of the short-lived restaurant and nightclub. It reads as follows: "At this time I can't comment on any of the specific claims brought in the frivolous legal papers filed by Milton Barbis, but anyone who has followed the issues of mismanagement around the entire Granite Park development will not be surprised to learn that the accusations are unfounded. I had hoped that this unhappy experience for me and my fans in the Fresno area was put to rest quite some time ago, but Mr. Barbis refuses to accept this.

"I have no doubt that my fans in Fresno understand this situation and know that no matter what, I love this town and the people in it. It was a great feeling to be back a couple of weeks ago to rock again with all the fans!! I am anxious for the facts to come to light on this situation, so we can all put this behind us and get back to what really matters — keeping the party rocking in Fresno."

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fresno, seeks close to $589 million from Hagar, his Red Head Inc., two other businesses and an individual.

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