The complaint reads, according to the Review-Journal:
Sinsara maintains control over the accounts because she is using them to trade on Neil’s fame and celebrity as a means of promoting Sinsara and her works.
Sinsara denied the allegations, telling the Review-Journal in a phone interview that she gave Neil the password for his Twitter account, which has more than 331,000 followers, but he never asked for his Facebook password. She said, referring to Neil’s girlfriend, Rain Hannah:
This is not a Vince thing. This is a Rain Hannah thing. The only social media account he really uses is Twitter.
The last time I posted something was with his approval. This whole thing is being spun into an absolute lie.
According to Sinsara, she was never paid by Neil for her social media efforts on his part, with the singer instead agreeing to help promote her as a social media strategist, the Review-Journal reported.
Sinsara also told the Review-Journal that she would not give Neil’s Facebook password to Hannah, but she did give it to Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, who is Neil’s tour manager.
According to the lawsuit, as reported by the Review-Journal, Sinsara approached Neil in Nevada and offered to manage his social media accounts, and Neil gave her “access to and administrative control over his accounts, but Neil retained ownership of the accounts,” but the suit alleged that Sinsara changed passwords and email contact information.
Sinsara wrote to Neil Dec. 11 (unedited), according to the lawsuit:
Here’s the deal. I have a book coming out in a week. I’m going to pay myself for all of my hard work by using Vince’s account to promote it and then I am walking away from all of this. So in two weeks, I will give you everything (all access)-and should have the FB passwords by then, and you can take me off of it ALL! It’s ALL YOURS.
Then she posted Feb. 12 (unedited), according to the court filing:
I just posted on Vince’s Facebook page that I will no longer be working with him as of March 1st, and gave myself a final shout out (as payment) for the last 1.5 years of building his image on social media. As of then the security lock down will be done and I’ll change the email and password to whatever you’d like.
The Review-Journal reported that Neil served a formal legal demand to Sinsara Feb. 16 for the return of control over the accounts, and the court filing reads:
Even though Sinsara agreed to relinquish control over the accounts Dec. 26, 2014, and again March 1, 2015, she has and continues to maintain control over the accounts and makes unauthorized posts on the accounts.
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