Two Cro-Mags Members Sue Former Singer Harley Flanagan Over 2012 New York CBGB Festival Brawl
Former Cro-Mags singer-bassist Harley Flanagan may have had second-degree assault and weapons charges dropped relating to his 2012 altercation with his former bandmates, but his legal woes are far from over.
During the bloody backstage brawl at New York’s CBGB festival last summer, Flanagan turned up at a Cro-Mags show and got into a physical altercation with Michael Couls and William Berardo in which he was accused of allegedly stabbing one of the members.
Even though the initial charges were dismissed, both Couls and Berardo have filed suit against Flanagan and the Webster Hall venue. “The uninvited defendant, Harley Flanagan, gained access to the VIP area, because the hall failed to hire sufficiently trained security personnel to protect the plaintiffs,” the suit alleges.
According to the New York Post, Flanagan is accused of slashing Berardo in the left eye with a hunting knife while chomping down on Couls’ arm. Couls and Berardo are seeking unspecified damages as a result of the altercation.