Justice For Why Don’t We
As we recently learned from Billboard, the five members of upcoming boy band Why Don’t We, Zachary Dean Herron, Jonah Marais Roth Franzich, Jack Robert Avery, Daniel James Seavey, and Corbyn Matthew Besson have been undergoing abuse by their very own co-manager David Loeffler. As stated in the Billboard article covering the situation, “Why Don’t We’s management team has split up and has now filed opposing lawsuits to keep the other out of the business -- and the band is taking sides.
Randy Phillips and his former longtime partner David Loeffler are suing each other over the boy band’s management and control of their companies Signature Entertainment and PDM III -- which have the exclusive right to “direct and control” both the band and the solo careers of its five members, as well as of the group’s music, its masters and all its revenue streams. And, according to a lawsuit Loeffler filed on Aug. 17, the five members of Why Don’t We -- are now refusing to sign a recording agreement with Atlantic Records or perform as a group until Phillips is reinstated as the group’s sole manager.” The article states that David abused the boys in their very own shared home, and even went as far as refusing to let them leave the house.
“Phillips' lawsuit also claims Loeffler abused members of Why Don’t We and “irreparably damaged” the management company he and Phillips had created to help foster the up-and-coming boy band’s career.
Hollywood attorney and litigator Howard King of Los Angeles-based law firm King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano is representing Phillips and alleges in the complaint that while “Loeffler was living with [the band] at a rental property that had been secured for them to develop music” he engaged in “nightmarish behavior,” including “ daily verbal abuse, screaming at them at the top of his lungs, sometimes for 10-20 minutes,” and reportedly “forced the five members to share two small bedrooms, even though the house had a spare, unused bedroom that was upstairs.”' These poor boys have been suffering for YEARS. The article later states the Loeffler, sometimes, wouldn’t even properly feed the five growing men of Why Don’t We. -PLEASE- help save our boys. Sign this petition, and share with as many people as you possible can! #JUSTICEFORWDW #FREEWDW