The John Rich/Jared Ashley Saga Continues
June 3, 2009 at 12:14 PM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN is reporting that former NASHVILLE STAR contest JARED ASHLEY is suing WARNER BROS./NASHVILLE artist JOHN RICH. Just last week, ASHLEY filed assault and harassment charges against RICH, after which he turned himself into the police and was released on $3,000 bail (NET NEWS 5/29).
In the lawsuit, ASHLEY contends that RICH and RICH's attorney defamed him by falsely telling the media that ASHLEY demanded $2.9 million to drop the assault and harassment charges. RICH originally filed a suit against ASHLEY in APRIL, claiming that ASHLEY defamed him by accusing him of assault at RICH's club in MARCH (NET NEWS 4/10).