The former Pink Floyd bassist and Classic Rock legend found himself at odds with the Munich city administration after the city government accused him of antisemitism.
Christian Schertz, a Berlin lawyer representing Pink Floyd co-founder and former vocalist Waters, has announced that his client needs the city to withdraw a press release which labeled Roger Waters an antisemite, according to DPA.
Earlier this week, Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter issued a statement ahead of the Roger Waters’ live performance at the Olympianhalle, stating that the town is unlikely to rent the venue to the musician in the future as a result of the “increasingly unacceptable antisemitic feedback” which he allegedly made.Get Our APP
“It’s due to this fact all the more important to me to make clear unequivocally in advance of the live performance that Waters’ antisemitic sentiment is neither welcome nor unchallenged in Munich,” the mayor added.
Schertz however insisted that his client criticized the policies of the state of Israel and not Jewish individuals.A spokeswoman for Reiter mentioned that a letter submitted by Roger Waters’s lawyer is presently being reviewed by the city’s legal department.
Previously, Waters also declared his support for whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during Waters’ live performance in Berlin when the neon red text, which read “Resist the attempted silencing of Julian Assange,” was projected onto a black backdrop earlier than the performance.