The Rolling Stones look set to face an insurance battle when it comes to claiming money due to gigs cancelled in the wake of L’Wren Scott’s death.
Mick Jagger‘s partner committed suicide in March of this year, causing the band to postpone a number of their shows in Australia. BBC News reports that the band are attempting to claim $12.7 million (£7.9 million).
The group had taken out a policy to be paid in the event shows were cancelled due to the death of family members or others, including Scott.
But underwriters say Scott’s death may not be covered by the policy, saying that Scott may have been suffering from a pre-existing mental condition. As such, the policy would be invalid. They are now looking into the state of Scott’s mental health, with a judge granting underwriters permission to gather information from Randall Bambrough, Scott’s brother. However, according to AP, Bambrough has said that he is unaware of the court case and has not yet been asked to provide any information.
The Rolling Stones postponed their tour of Australia and New Zealand following Scott’s death. The band are currently playing the rescheduled dates, but had to cancel a gig in Hanging Rock, Victoria over the weekend, as Mick Jagger was suffering from a sore throat.