The Wrap reports Michael Anthony Sullivan filed a lawsuit against Lee and Lee's company, Mayhem Touring, in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday, claiming that he was worked virtually around the clock, and that Lee made improper deductions from the assistant's paycheck.
Sullivan, who claims to have worked as Lee's "procurer, Man Friday, chauffeur, guide, bookkeeper, attendant, door-keeper, agent, butler, valet, attendant, cook, shopper, nanny, bodyguard, maid, nurse and nursemaid" from January 2005 to March 2011, says that he was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Lee.
According to Sullivan, Lee was in the habit of making improper deductions from Sullivan's pay. When the rocker had Sullivan move into his home to better serve him and his family, the suit says, Lee began deducting $1,000 a month for rent - even during the last six months of his employment with Lee, when he was no longer living at the house.
Sullivan also claims that after he and Lee parted ways, according to the suit, Lee trash-talked his former hired hand throughout the industry, engaging in "a campaign of disparagement" and "defamatory comments" that "have damaged Sullivan's reputation and have interfered with Sullivan's existing and potential employment opportunities."
Sullivan claims to have lost two tour-manager positions, with the bands Godsmack and Bush, because of Lee's alleged smear campaign. Sullivan is seeking "no less than $50,000” for the lost work, plus punitive damages.
Read the full lawsuit here. Check out more details on the lawsuit from The Wrap here.