Cro-Mags Suing Former Singer Over Stabbing Incident

Harley Flanagan

According to the New York Post, members of the legendary hardcore band the Cro-Mags are suing the group’s founder, Harley Flanagan, over an incident last year in New York City during which he allegedly attacked the band, who were about to play the CBGB Festival.

Both Michael Couls and William Berardo are suing Harley in civil court, claiming that he slashed Berardo in the left eye with a five-inch hunting knife and bit Couls’ arm.

Also named in the lawsuit is the East Village venue Webster Hall, where the event went down and where security was perhaps a bit lax.

“The uninvited defendant, Harley Flanagan, gained access to the VIP area because the hall failed to hire sufficiently trained security personal to protect the plaintiffs,” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit alleges.

Flanagan was initially charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the incident, but those charges were dropped.

Flanagan has long maintained he was acting in self defense that night.

I guess someone bought that story.

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