U2’s Bono and Larry Mullen have been ordered to pay €1.7million to a Brazilian concert promotor.
According to reports, the pair falsely accused Franco Bruni of not paying them properly for their gigs.
A judge in Brazil ruled against the pair over a newspaper interview in 2000 in which Larry, 55, said they had not received money due to them for three concerts they gave in 1998.
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However, a spokeswoman for the band said three days later that the drummer was wrong and that Franco had paid the band properly.
A civil lawsuit was later launched by the promotor in 2003 and recently the lawsuit has been settled, according to The Sun.
“Given the extent of the damage suffered by the plaintiff, the socio-economic situation and the level of responsibility of those involved, the value of the damages imposed must be increased to R$1.5million (€440,000), which with interest added and adjusted from the date of first sentence, reaches approximately R$6million (€1.7million),” Judge Joel Figueira wrote.
Other bandmates The Edge and Adam Clayton were not involved in the case.