Daisy Berkowitz Takes Marilyn Manson To Court

As we reported last week, former Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz is suing the band for what he says are thousands of dollars in royalties, publishing rights, and performance fees.

A judge in a Fort Lauderdale court has now given Putesky the right to proceed with his lawsuit against singer Brian Warner, the band Marilyn Manson, and the band's attorney, David Codikow. Putesky, who was forced out of the band in Spring of 1996, will be in court Monday arguing attorney malpractice against Codikow.

Putesky argues that Codikow represented Warner's interests more than the band's and that he gave Warner disproportionate control over the band's name, recordings, merchandising, and touring proceeds.