The Monkees have been investigated by the FBI for alleged anti-Vietnam struggle actions in 1967 associated to a live performance during which they flashed footage and messages in protest in opposition to the battle, in line with the criticism filed by Dolenz.
Dolenz and his late bandmates Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Peter Tork have been additionally investigated for one more matter that has been redacted, the criticism states.
A portion of the FBI file on the band was launched to the general public just a little over a decade in the past, however, Dolenz, now 77, desires to see the whole case file.
A Freedom of Data Act request he filed in June didn’t get a response from the FBI, in line with the Dolenz criticism.
“This lawsuit is designed to acquire any data the FBI created and/or possesses on the Monkees in addition to its particular person members,” the go well with states. “Mr. Dolenz has exhausted all essential required administrative treatments with respect to his [Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act] request.”
CNN has reached out to the FBI and the Division of Justice for remark.
CNN’s Holmes Lybrand contributed to this story.