Daryl Hall and John Oates are both speaking out on the pending lawsuit between the two musical partners.
In a court filing Wednesday, Hall accused Oates of the "ultimate partnership betrayal" by trying to sell his stake in the duo without Hall's approval. He's trying to convince the court to block the transaction.
Oates, meanwhile, responded in his own court filing - saying he was "disappointed" to see Hall make "inflammatory, outlandish, and inaccurate statements about me".
Hall's legal action, which includes a temporary restraining order, was filed in Tennessee earlier this month.
"I am disappointed that he decided to publicize issues that are the subject of our private mediation and private arbitration," Oates said in a new legal declaration filed in response to Hall's claims. "I have no idea who or what is motivating Daryl to take these steps and make such salacious statements, but I am deeply hurt."
He declined to comment on specific allegations made by Hall, but emphasized that although he and Hall have not always "seen eye to eye," the protection of their joint catalog is a priority: "In fact, Daryl has become unwilling to work with me to try to protect the marks and other intellectual property that we spent decades building."
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