Mathers-Briggs has been denied a request
to collect more money for settling a pair of lawsuits
against her son, Eminem. Mathers-Briggs tried to change
attorneys and protest efforts that were forcing her
into a settlement of $25,000 in her claims against her
son, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III.
a settlement,” Macomb County Circuit Judge Mark S.
Switalski ruled on Monday. “If someone feels remorse
subsequent to it, that doesn’t change that it is a settlement,
established in writing by agents of the parties.”
in the case ruled that Mathers-Briggs lost her legal
standing to get more money. She had initially sued her
son for $25,000. Her new lawyer is claiming that the
settlement is invalid.
sign anything, and this so-called settlement went through
after she’d already written a letter attempting to fire
her attorney,” Michael Marsalese said.
lawsuit begain when Mathers-Briggs filed two defamation
lawsuits over Eminem’s statements in magazines and radio
talk-show interviews that portrayed her as an unstable,
lawsuit-happy drug user.
dropped the lawsuit because she wanted to try reconciling
with her son,” Mathers-Briggs’ mother, Betty Kresin
of St. Joseph, Mo., told The Macomb Daily. “But then
she’s told me she wants to bring it back, and then she
doesn’t, and I don’t know what’s going on.”
was to appear in an Oakland County Circuit Court to
be sentenced on a weapons possesion charge. The hearing
was postponed because the Judge had a full schedule.