Last week, John Lydon lost his court battle to stop Sex Pistols songs from being used in Danny Boyle's upcoming FX miniseries about the band. High Court judge Sir Anthony Mann said that Steve Jones (whose memoir the series is based on) and Paul Cook were allowed to invoke "majority rules" on decisions as per the Sex Pistols' band member agreement. Lydon has now responded to the verdict via a statement on his website.
Most of the statement is from Lydon's legal team, who claim that Lydon was only told about the miniseries the day before it was announced. "Understandably, John, as the creative force of the Sex Pistols wanted to know how he was going to be portrayed and his musical works were going to be used to lend credibility to the series," the statement reads. "Despite asking for details of the script or screenplay, John still does not know these details."