Journey guitarist sues ex-mother-in-law for libel

Journey guitarist sues ex-mother-in-law for libel

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Musician Neal Schon arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Rock of Ages' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 8, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 20 at 12:00 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The lead guitarist for the rock band Journey has filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis that accuses his former mother-in-law of libeling him in her blog posts.

Neal Schon says Judy Kozan, the former mayor of Waseca, has "attacked and harassed" him for years through Internet postings and comments in the media. Schon's lawsuit says Kozan suggested that he has failed to support his ex-wife and their two daughters.

The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/YVY1f9 ) says the lawsuit references a Hennepin County family court judge who determined that Schon has exceeded his required payments to his ex-wife, Amber Schon, and their children.

Kozan denies ever mentioning Schon or her daughter in her blog postings. She blames a British tabloid for incorrectly concluding that she considered her former son-in-law a deadbeat dad.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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