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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mape Ollila vs Marcelo Cabuli

 I assume most of you know these two names. At least NW's and Tarja's fans. But to make it clear for others: Mape Ollila is the one who wrote NW's official biography "Once Upon a Nightwish" and Marcelo is Tarja's husband and manager. And what is going on now?  

On 7 April Marcelo's sue was presented in Helsinki. In 2007 Marcelo sued the writer Mape Ollila and the managing director of the publishing house for the insults and lies that were written in the book (Marcelo's business activities and other stuff). Also three Brazilian partners who were blaimed for doing illegalities sued the publishers. Marcelo requires 50 000 euros for loosing his reputation and the three Brazilians 15 000 per each. The assize will take place sometime in autumn. As soon as some news will be out there I will post an update.

Now I would like to know what do you think about it. I know maybe not all of you have read the book but still it would be nice to read some opinions.


CanuckFan said...

The amounts they're asking for hardly seem worth the legal fees, is the first thing I thought. Obviously the point of suing someone isn't always the money, it's the principle and the validation, but still...

Other than that...I don't really have any strong opinions on this. It was a heavily biased book and it contained a lot of ridiculousness (the sexual antics of the crew for instance, which was a completely ludicrous thing to include in such a publication) so much of it has to be read with a grain of salt. I would assume, however, knowing what I do of the publishing industry over here, that the publishing company would hire fact checkers - that is fairly normal. But then again, I'm not near the situation and I don't know all the details.

All in all, I'm pretty indifferent, though. None of this has to do with Tarja or Nightwish in the end.

Anonymous said...

He's right (Marcelo). They shouldn't have written about him, cuz he's not part of a band and its history. he's a businessman so it's obvious he cares about his reputation. 50,000 euro isn't actually that much.

CanuckFan said...

Here is some more information from a Blabbermouth article I just found: