SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The lead guitarist and founder of the iconic San Francisco rock band Journey is suing the city over a $240,000 fee to use a city landmark for his lavish wedding to a former reality star.
Neal Schon married “Real Housewives of D.C.” star Michaele Salahi in December 2013 at the Palace of Fine Arts.READ MORE: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
On Friday, Schon filed a federal lawsuit claiming San Francisco officials overcharged him for use of the venue and an adjacent building after learning the wedding would be broadcast as a pay-per-view television show. Schon is seeking unspecified damages.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
Schon says he initially agreed to pay $58,000 to use the facilities and city officials unfairly hiked the cost of the permit less than a week before the wedding.
City officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.MORE NEWS: Burlingame Shoppers Show Up for Small Business Saturday
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