U2’s former stylist Lola Cashman has spoken out on the legal battle she is in with the band. Cashman, 42, told the Daily Star that she thinks the band are behaving like “spoiled children” by prohibiting her from selling items that they gave her as gifts.
“I felt so upset at first, but now I’m angry. How can I get a job as a stylist when I would have to tell them about this? It’s ruining my life, ” Cashman told the Daily Star. “I worked with the boys for two years, and I was very close to them — particularly Bono. He helps all these charities and organisations and is seen as caring and generous, but then he is getting funny about me selling some old mugs, for goodness sake.
“They gave me those things and most of them have been signed to me from them. How can they dispute the ownership when they’ve got my name on them?
“I have always been really loyal to U2. I had a brilliant career working with the band, and I believe I did a good job. I always thought fondly of them — until this happened. I was signed to a five-year secrecy agreement after I left, and I have had ten years to sell stories if I wanted to. But that’s not what this is about.”