We were cruising down the Las Vegas strip during EDC week and noticed a Billboard that only showed the two female members of Krewella, Jahan & Yasmine. We got to wondering “What happened to Kristopher Trindl?”
Kristopher Trindl claims to have formed Krewella in 2010 but soon found that after he spent some time in drug rehab the girls wanted nothing more to do with him. During his time away it seems as though the girl solidified that Krewella would only be a duo of the two sisters. Kris Trindl is now attempting to sue the Jahan & Yasmine for $7million in damages.
Trindl’s lawsuit says, “Kris used alcohol to try to cope with the pressure. By late summer of 2013, he knew he had a drinking problem and checked himself into a detox program and then a 30-day rehab program. But the Yousaf sisters didn’t like the new, sober Kris, who took care of business but did not party or drink anymore,” adds the lawsuit. “They thought he was depressed, although he explained it was just part of the recovery process.”
The lawsuit asserts: “At this time, Udell, the Yousaf sisters and others conspired to remove Kris from the group altogether. Now that the band was successful, they figured they could always hire outside people to write and produce music for far less money than it would cost to continue splitting their income equally with Kris, as they have done (one-third to each member).”
After Trindl missed a flight to EDC Mexico, Krewella and Udell held an intervention for him. “But it was not rehab for drinking, because Kris was staying sober,” says the lawsuit. “They demanded he go into rehab for ‘depression.'”
The lawsuit states, “It was not Kris’ health or sobriety the others were thinking about, it was all about keeping him off the road so Jahan and Yasmine could establish themselves to live audiences as a duo without Kris, so they could eventually erase him completely from Krewella and reap greater financial rewards.”