Judge rules Richmond man’s lawsuit cannot include allegations about Boyd Tinsley’s sex life

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Boyd Tinsley is a musician best known for playing violin in the Dave Matthews Band.

RICHMOND, Va. — A recently imprisoned local businessman faced a setback Tuesday in his attempt to sue the rock-star client he defrauded. Richmond Circuit Court Judge Melvin R. Hughes Jr. ruled to amend a lawsuit that Getty Andrew Rothenberg filed against Dave Matthews Band member Boyd Tinsley. The amended version will have to leave out parts irrelevant to Rothenberg’s business claims against Tinsley, largely allegations about his personal and sexual life.

Hughes also ruled that no sanctions be brought against D. Hayden Fisher, a local attorney who previously represented Rothenberg. Rothenberg filed the suit on March 9 and is seeking $10 million from Tinsley, whose finances he handled for more than a decade.

The original complaint accused Tinsley of hurting Rothenberg’s business prospects, including with tennis player Andy Roddick and other members of the tennis world. Much of Rothenberg’s arguments centered on lengthy accusations about Tinsley’s personal life.

To read more about the judge’s ruling in the Rothenberg-Tinsley case, click here.

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