Rock band ‘The Rolling Stones’ has resolved an insurance dispute over their tour cancellation following the suicide of its frontman Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.
The group voiced dismay that personal details had gone public, reported New York Post.
The feud recently came to light in court papers in the western US state of Utah, where British insurance underwriters sought to speak with the brother of Jagger’s late partner, model and designer Scott.
The court filings said that the insurers had rejected a nearly USD 12.7 million claim filed by the rock legends for calling off a tour of Australia and New Zealand after Scott hanged herself in her New York apartment in March.
A spokeswoman for Jagger, 71, said that the Rolling Stones ‘had, in fact, settled the insurance claim’ between the time that the court papers were filed and when it was first reported by a local newspaper.
“We are deeply upset that confidential medical and other private information about members of the band and their immediate family and loved ones has entered the public domain,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.
The court documents, which accompanied a subpoena for the brother of Scott, said that doctors had diagnosed Jagger with ‘acute traumatic stress disorder’ and ordered him to ‘not to perform for at least 30 days’.
The band claimed USD 12,689,833 under an insurance policy that covered cancellation of a tour due to the ‘sudden and unforeseen’ deaths of the band members’ loved ones including Scott, who had been involved with Jagger since 2001.
A court document, however, said that underwriters had denied the payment because Scott’s suicide ‘was an intentional act and not a sudden and unforeseen event beyond her control’.
The Rolling Stones rescheduled the tour of Australia and New Zealand, which began on October 25 in Adelaide.