Guitarist sues claiming libel

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Mar 20, 2013 at 6:49 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) The lead guitarist for the rock band Journey has filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis which accuses his former mother-in-law of libeling him in her blog posts.

Neal Schon says Judy Kozan, the former mayor of Waseca, has ``attacked and harassed'' him for years through Internet postings and comments in the media. Schon's lawsuit says Kozan has suggested that he has failed to support his ex-wife and their two daughters.

The lawsuit references a Hennepin County family court judge who determined that Schon has exceeded his required payments to his ex-wife, Amber Schon, and their children.

Kozan denies ever mentioning Schon or her daughter in her blog postings. She blames a British tabloid for incorrectly concluding that she considered her former son-in-law a deadbeat dad.

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