The act of people suing Krewella after working them is super real. Last year, it was a team of former managers looking for their promised commissions through 2016, but today TMZ reported that Kristopher "Rain Man" Trindl, aka the guy in Krewella, is suing Yasmine and Jahan for $5 million after being kicked out of the group. TMZ reports that while Rain Main says he helped form Krewella in 2010 (June 8, also known as "the day they grew their balls")–a date they'd celebrate yearly–the sisters want to form a duo, and had allegedly been moving to get him out of the group for months.
Trindl admits that he entered rehab last year, and from the sounds of it, things weren't the same when he returned. We know the sisters love getting turnt; they've posed with bottles of Jameson in the past. We can only imagine what that dynamic (being the sober, non-partier while you have partying bandmates around) would feel like, especially when he's admitted to relapsing, and missed his flight to Mexico for EDC Mexico this past March. Trindl feels that a plan was hatched during his rehab to ultimately move him out of the group, which started out with Trindl taking some time off from touring. The situation turned into a big ordeal, with Rain Man ultimately retained his own attorney, ultimately happening on two ultimatums: Trindl could check into a hospital for 60 days to treat his "depression" or resign. All of this is explained at in the lawsuit, which you can read here:
Outside of the actual lawsuit, we imagine there are a number of androids out there that are surprised with this news. Krewella's done a number of dates where it's just the two sisters performing live, with recent flyers only showing the two sisters as well; this is more like getting the official word on Rain Man's status. It'll be interesting to see where this ends up, and what'll happen with Krewella's next album.
UPDATE While not necessary new news, Yasmine and Jahan of Krewella have responded to the above lawsuit that Rain Man filed. Their statement is brief, basically saying a) there are two sides to every story, b) that they can't get into specifics, and c) Rain Man resigned. You can read their full statement below:
UPDATE Yasmine took to her Tumblr page to speak on this situation. She basically shouts out those who showed love after hearing the story, and said while they can't get into specifics, know that we've only heard one side of the story. She also makes mention that even outside of all of this ordeal she still loves Kris like a brother. Check out her statements below:
Today was 1 of the most emotional days of my life. I know I don’t even have to explain why, as the whole internet-sphere knows by now, but reading so many false claims about my sister and me coming straight from Kris cut me deeper than anything I’ve experienced in my life. I can’t say much as this is a legal issue (and I hope that none of you will ever experience a lawsuit and know what it feels like not to be able to defend yourself to avoid MORE false claims) but truthfully all I really want to say right now is thank you. Even though only one side of a story was put on blast, every single person who texted, called, DMed, and emailed me today had nothing but support in their words. Without even hearing what I had to say, they already saw through the bullshit and knew the truth. That to me is more powerful than anything, this orb of love that I have surrounding me. I straight up feel like Harry Potter who is impervious to Voldemort’s ill will with the strength and care of my family, boyfriend, friends, and KREW. You guys never cease to amaze me with your genuine concern and care that you have for my sister and me. I am forever grateful to those who send us good vibes every day, I truly feel it from wherever you guys are in the world. Please just always remember: don’t buy the hype, don’t fall for a catchy headline. Just because you read it on your favorite blog doesn’t mean it true. Thank you guys again for your unending support.
Love always, yazzy
1 more thing;
Choosing a “side” is terrible. I don’t want anyone to take this situation as an opportunity to pity or criticize either party. From the bottom of my heart, Kris has and always will be my brother and he knows that. I would never ask anyone to feel or speak ill of him. I hope you all can understand that it is a waste of an emotion to hate someone, and that is exactly what I am trying to avoid right now. There is only 1 real message we’ve always tried to spread, and that is to spread love. Thank you guys again for the support.