Motley Crue Sue Manager.... Rockers Motley Crue have launched as legal battle against drummer Tommy Lee's manager, claiming the svengali has "diverted revenue" from the band.The reformed group filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (18Jun07), charging that Carl Stubner, who also represents aspects of the band, orchestrated a campaign of "self dealing" and "promoted Lee's solo activities to the detriment of the band".In the documents, obtained by rock news website, the band also charges Stubner "mismanaged Lee's career so as to harm the Motley Crue brand and Lee's reputation as a musician and band member".The lawsuit goes on to state, "Stubner's motivation was greed. He has brazenly said as much. Stubner stated that he received significantly higher commissions on Lee's solo projects because he did not have to share his take with the other managers."The group also claims Stubner demanded 100 tickets per show for free, which he then resold at "scalper prices".The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages of more than $20 million for lost earnings, lost profits and diminished brand and goodwill value resulting from the defendants' actions.The Motley Crue bandmembers are also requesting punitive damages because, as claimed in the lawsuit, the defendants' "despicable" actions were undertaken "fraudulently, maliciously and oppressively".