Bad news for one of the Dixie Chicks.
Lead singer Natalie Maines is being sued for defamation by the stepdad of one of three 8-year-old boys killed back in 1993.
The incident involved the death of three kids and their three suspected murderers, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley.
One of the boys' step-dads, Terry Hobbs, is apparently upset with a comment Natalie made about him.
Maines was at a rally in Little Rock last December when she claimed the three "suspected murderers" were innocent and that new evidence showed step-dad Hobbs was the killer.
Before that she wrote a letter on her site in November 2007 in which she claimed new DNA testing of hair from the crime scene linked Hobbs to the killings, adding that his behavior after the murders showed his guilt.
But the lawsuit claims her remarks are false and Hobbs is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as he claims he's suffered from emotional distress, loss of income, and injury to his reputation.
According to the lawsuit, Maines' statements were "so extreme in degree as to be beyond the pale of decency and to be regarded as atrocious and utterly intolerable in civilized society."
Hobbs said earlier this year that "I want people to know I haven't done nothing wrong. I want them to hear it from me."
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