James Murphy isn’t losing his edge, he’s losing money — a reported $93,899 — by way of his absent business partner and DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, who was compensated for unperformed work. On Friday, Murphy filed a lawsuit with the Manhattan Civil Supreme Court for “breach of contract” and “unjust enrichment.” It’s also been reported that Goldsworthy was using DFA’s money for non-business reasons, including improper use of credit cards and cash in their bank account. CoS has pointed to an interview with label manager Johnathan Galkin where he explains that three years ago, Goldsworthy and his family left the country unannounced for London and have not made contact with DFA since. “Attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed,” according to the lawsuit. It doesn’t look like anyone is going to dance themselves clean of this one.

Comments (29)
  1. うーん、結構ショックだ。

  2. and if i sue into submission
    i can still come home to this

  3. Living proof, that sometimes friends are mean.

  4. One evening while pondering his financial losses atop a churning krautrock beat, Murphy ponderously yelped, “If I could sue all my friends tonight…”

    • or, Daft Punk was playing at his house, but then he was like “uhhh sorry guys the $93,000 I was going to pay you was totally taken by one of the co-founders of my label cuz he’s a dick” and now they aren’t.

  5. He seems to know what he’s doing in life. I would love a cup of coffee made by James Murphy. Man.

  6. I’m going to sue Stereogum and Converse for annoying the shit out of me yesterday!

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite as severe a neck beard as on James Murphy

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