Metallica Drummer Settles Suit With Former Assistant
Lars Ulrich has settled a lawsuit. You know what that means? He was in the wrong.
According to reports, the Metallica drummer settled a suit brought by his former personal assistant — a dude by the name of Steven Wiig.
Wiig sued for what the suit claimed was years of unpaid overtime wages. Wiig’s suit was filed in February, and said he worked for Lars between 2001 to 2009.
Wiig’s suit claims he often worked 70 hours a week while Lars was home, and another 10 hours when Metallica were on the road.
Wiig’s suit says he worked as Ulrich’s chauffeur, managed his art collection, arranged scheduling and performed numerous other tasks and errands at Lars’ request — like that time he had to dispose of that Thai hooker. Wiig said he was paid $45,000 a year (THAT’S IT???) and had an oral agreement for annual bonuses.
Peter Paterno, Lars’ lawyer, said that Wiig was significantly understating his compensation. According to Paterno, Wiig was paid $110,000 a year before bonuses, plus free rent. He was also provided with a car — probably a Camry.
Wiig is tight with Jason Newsted. Wiig is in a band, where he is the drummer for a band called Papa Wheelie (Jason is also in it), in which he is known as Swiiglor.