All-girl goth/metal band Kittie, along with their producer Garth Richardson, have filed a lawsuit against Artemis Records, as well as parent company Sheridan Square Entertainment. According to Billboard, the band's lawsuit lists 12 causes of action, including miscalculating royalties to the tune of $900,000, overcharging for video production costs and failing to pay an annual "minimum compensation" to the band. The girls and Richardson are seeking damages in accordance with the recalculation of royalties, other damages to be determined, and legal fees.
Artemis released the following statement in response to the suit:
"Artemis loves Kittie's music, respects Garth Richardson's production, and [is] proud of what we have all accomplished together ... We are confident that we have done right by Kittie and Richardson."