guitarist Joan Jett
has filed a lawsuit against former band member Jackie Fox
, accusing her of meddling in the production of a film biopic of the band.
The movie, based on the story of the 1970s American all-girl rock group, is currently in production and stars Twilight
beauty Kristen Stewart
According to TMZ.com, J
ett claims Fox
tried to halt filming until she has seen and approved a script.
insists there is no character based on Fox
in the movie, and alleges the former bass player "threatened
's business partners, claiming she has the right to be paid for the use of the Runaways
The band was formed in 1975 by Jett
and drummer Sandy West
left during a 1977 tour of Japan, just before the rockers were due to appear at the Tokyo Music Festival, and was later replaced with Vicki Blue
In the suit, Jett
has no right to the band name or any cash made from it, and is seeking damages.
Thanks for the report to Contactmusic.com