During an interview on the Sodajerker podcast, Noel Gallagher took a swipe at musicians who don't write their own songs. He specifically named his brother, Liam Gallagher, along with Ed Sheeran, the "little fella from One Direction", and Richard Ashcroft. This prompted Ashcroft to take to twitter to ask Noel for clarification:
I don’t write my own songs? You want to qualify that NG— Richard Ashcroft (@richardashcroft) January 12, 2018
Well it looks like Ashcroft hasn't let it go, as just hours ago he took to twitter to post the definition of defamation:
Richard Ashcroft was, at one time, good friends with both Noel and Liam. However, it seems a rift might have developed in the relationship between Noel and Richard as of late. But his friendship with Liam appears to be in tact as Richard Ashcroft was just recently announced as the special guest for a couple of Liam Gallagher shows to take place in Europe this summer.
There is no word yet on whether or not Richard Ashcroft is actually planning on suing Noel.
The Gallaghers are no strangers to the courthouse. Oasis was taken to court back in 1999 by ex-drummer, Tony McCarrol, for royalties he claimed he was owed as a part of the band's original recording contract. He settled out of court.
Liam sued Noel for defamation (hmmm a pattern, perhaps?) in 2011 after Noel repeatedly told the press that Liam pulled out of Oasis's 2009 V Festival performance because he was hungover and that part of the reason the band split up was because Liam wanted to advertise his Pretty Green clothing company in the band's tour program. Liam denied all allegations and said that he had a case of doctor diagnosed laryngitis. Noel apologized and while he admitted that Liam was sick, he also still insists he was up smoking and drinking the night before the show. The lawsuit was eventually dropped.
Liam was also taken to court back in 2013 for child support after he fathered a daughter with a New York based journalist during an extramarital affair. The case came to a close in 2015.
Do you love a good lawsuit, ONTD?
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