John Oates breaks his silence after Darryl Hall lawsuit and talks about empathy


John Oates broke his silence after his assistant Darryl Hall filed a mysterious lawsuit against him.

On his social media channels, Oates, 75, said: Posted a Thanksgiving message Thursday heralds “a more compassionate and supportive world.”

“During this time of collective reflection and connection with loved ones, let’s not forget those facing challenges globally,” the Hall & Oates musician wrote.

“As we come together, consider reaching out to support those in need – whether through local charities or international humanitarian initiatives. I hope our collective efforts contribute to a more compassionate and supportive world.”

Fans were stunned when it was revealed that Hall, 77, filed a lawsuit against Oates in Nashville, Tennessee on November 16.

Details of the rift are sparse as the lawsuit is currently sealed, but documents related to it are titled “Contract/Debt.”

John Oates is being sued by his former music partner Darryl Hall.
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Hall & Oates are responsible for such hits as “Rich Girl,” “Maneater,” and “You Make My Dreams.”

However, sources told TMZ that the pair were in arbitration to set “the ground rules for who can sing what as a solo artist, along with financial issues of course.”

One day after the lawsuit was filed, the court issued a temporary restraining order against Oates on November 17.

Shortly before Oates was scheduled to perform in Colorado and Arizona on November 9 and 10, his concerts were postponed until next year. Meanwhile, Hole performed a concert in Tokyo on Thursday that was said to be filled with the group’s greatest hits.

Sources said that the dispute between the duo concerns who can perform which of their songs in their solo career.

Some of the many classics that Hall & Oates have performed since they met in 1970 include “Rich Girl,” “Maneater,” and “You Make My Dreams.” Twenty-nine of the 33 singles charted on Billboard’s Hot 100.

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