U2’s frontman, has finally got his hat back. Bono has won the High Court battle to retrieve his cowboy hat from his former stylist, Lola Cashman.
Ms Cashman has been in possession of the hat, along with a pair of metal hoped earrings, a green sweatshirt and a pair of black trousers since the band’s Joshua Tree tour in 1987.
The stylist says she was given the hat and other memorabilia as gifts. But after a lengthy and costly legal fight with the rockers, the judge in Dublin ruled that on the balance of probability the items were not given to her.
Bono’s defence in court was “A Stetson was always part of my idea of how I wanted to present myself to the world in an ironic sense,”
He stressed it was important to the band to keep a record of their memorabilia, adding: “We thought it would have some importance of the history of the band.”
Hmmmm so important in fact, that the question of ownership only arose after 20 years when Ms Cashman may have been about to make a few thousand pounds in Sotheby’s from the sale of the items. A cynic may be led to believe that the historical content of the hat and trousers only mattered once some publicity had been generated from them. A cynic may also wonder how much more Mr. Hewson will manage to sell them for now??
Quoted: The Sun
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