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June 28th, 2005

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DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- Bono wants his hat back. And his earrings. His sweat shirt, too. Dublin-based rock band U2 went to court Tuesday to recover items from former stylist Lola Cashman, who has a range of memorabilia from her work on their 1987 Joshua Tree world tour.

In 2002, Cashman tried to sell some of the items - including a cowboy hat, sweat shirt, pants and earrings worn by Bono - at a London auction house. U2's lawyers stopped the sale by telling auctioneers the goods weren't Cashman's to sell.

On Tuesday, lawyer Paul Sreenan told Dublin Circuit Court Judge Matthew Deery that Bono and other members of U2 would testify that they hadn't given any of the items to Cashman, who was also accused of claiming inappropriate expenses during the tour.

Sreenan said the band hoped the judge would issue a judgment that Cashman should not continue to possess or try to sell any of the materials in dispute, including about 200 photos of the tour.

U2 completed a three-night concert stand Monday night in their hometown with an 80,000-seat sellout performance at the city's Croke Park stadium. They are to take part in the Live 8 concerts on Saturday, playing in the London event in Hyde Park.
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Date:June 28th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
This has been in the news here in Dublin! Apparently, Bono and Larry were at the court building this morning. Bono stated in court that the items are considered "working wardrobe" and belong to the band as a whole, not individuals, and that when they are finished with the items after a tour, they save them to donate to museums, etc. They aren't given away to individuals to do with as they please.

Can you imagine Larry in a courtroom? He'd be an incredibly intimidating presence, methinks.
Date:June 28th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
"Can you imagine Larry in a courtroom? He'd be an incredibly intimidating presence, methinks."

I agree; I wouldn't want to piss him off. It must be frustrating not being able to trust your own crew.
Date:June 28th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
There was a photo with the article of Bono coming out of a car wearing a suit, and he looked a little intimidating. Pretty spiffy as well, haha ;)
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Date:June 28th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
My only response to most of this has been to refuse to purchase or even read someone else's copy of her so-called "tell-all" book... which was pretty much a joke judging from the responses on the fan forums at the time of its' publishing. Very sad that she has been so desperate for notoriety at the band's expense that she feels the need to have pushed it this far.

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