Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has found himself at the centre of a new lawsuit after he was named alongside fellow officials of the Arena Football League (AFL) in an unpaid wages case. Owners of the AFL, an American football indoor league, of which Bon Jovi is a partner, are being sued by Joseph Krause, a former sales manager for AFL team the Philadelphia Soul.
In legal papers filed in December (08), Krause claims he is owed almost $125,000 (£178,750) in wages and commissions for the 2008 and 2009 season.
The documents state the owners "worked off... Soul's success to promote themselves in all of their many other business, financial and cultural enterprises, and in establishing and sustaining (in the case of Bon Jovi) themselves as celebrities".
The AFL's 2009 season was suspended while officials looked into ways of creating a better business model for the current economic downturn.
Krause alleges he is still due payments of $83,000 (£58,000) for last season (08), and $41,000 (£28,670) for the cancelled season, after he and other AFL employees were promised two weeks' severance pay.